- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) - Officials say that a 61-year-old man was burned when a boiler exploded at a chicken plant in Virginia.

Parksley Volunteer Fire Chief Philip Kelly tells The Virginian-Pilot (https://bit.ly/1QYN7kD ) that the explosion at the Purdue and Valley Proteins facility was reported around 3:20 a.m. on Thursday.

Kelly said the explosion caused part of the building to collapse.

The injured man was taken by helicopter to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Kelly said the man suffered first and second-degree burns, but his condition was not immediately known.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com

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