Kennecott contractor hospitalized with acid burns

Posted at 7:25 PM, Jun 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-20 21:25:46-04

MAGNA, Utah – A man was hospitalized after receiving second- and third-degree burns at Kennecott Smelter.

The independent contractor was working in a vat containing a 95 percent acid solution at the facility located at 11600 West and SR-201 in Magna.

His feet and ankles received sulfuric acid burns. He was LifeFlighted to the hospital in serious condition.