1 Dead, More Than 30 Injured In Explosion, Fire At Cosmetics Factory In New Windsor, NY
An explosion at a cosmetics factory in the Hudson Valley Monday left one person dead and dozens injured — including four firefighters.
Emergency crews responded to the scene at 10:15 a.m. in the north section of Verla International; a business that makes cosmetics, primarily nail polish.
Up to 35 people were being treated for injuries, including seven firefighters, most of them from the nearby city of Newburgh, Town Supervisor George Green said. Two of the firefighters were taken to the burn unit at Westchester Medical Center, he said. None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.
However, “A deceased male employee was recovered from the plant fire at approximately 7:40 p.m.,” Orange County spokesman Justin Rodriguez said in a statement Monday night. He gave no additional details.
There was no word on a cause of the blaze, which fire crews and hazardous materials teams battled throughtout the night.
We will continue to keep you updated as more details come forth.
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