Update on August 30, 2023 Industrial Accident

Last Updated on August 30, 2023 by Cass County Sheriff's Department

On Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at approximately 10:53 a.m., Cass County Central Dispatch received a call of a possible electrical explosion at the BW Fusion plant locate at 3155 West County Road 300 South. Several deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. Units from the Clymers Fire Department, Cass County Fire District #1, Cass County Emergency Management Agency and Cass County Medical Services also responded. Initial scene assessment found an employee had been injured during an electrical fire and explosion.

Preliminary investigation by Sergeant Nick Bowyer found an employee of Fissel Electric Service, Inc. had been installing electrical equipment in a building under construction at the job site when an electrical fire and explosion occurred. The employee was located outside the building upon arrival of first responders. Responding firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire with fire extinguishers. The electrician, Joshua Watts, 45, of Delphi, was flown to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis via medical helicopter with serious injuries. No other employees were injured in this incident.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office will have no further information regarding this incident.

SOURCE: News release from Cass County Sheriff’s Department

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