Several people were
transported to hospital following a glass leak at Vitro Architectural Glass’s
Wichita Falls, Texas, facility on Sunday (August 7).
According to Vitro officials, six employees were treated for heat stress, and five were released the same day, with one employee held overnight for observation.
Vitro officials released this statement regarding the leak:
“A glass leak occurred at the Wichita Falls plant of Vitro Flat Glass LLC. The furnace of line number two developed a leak allowing hot, molten glass to escape from the vessel.
“Wichita Falls Fire and EMS was called to the plant to help seal the leak. Six glass plant employees were taken to United Regional Hospital for treatment of heat stress.
“Glass production slowed on line two but was not stopped during the leak or repair. Glass supply is not expected to be impacted by the incident. Plant and engineering specialists will be working to determine the root cause of the glass leak and identify any required long-term repairs.”