- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

KINARDS, S.C. (AP) - Emergency officials say a Laurens County plant employee has been rushed to the hospital after suffering severe burns at the facility.

Local news agencies report that Lauren County EMS officials say incident happened Thursday afternoon at Norbord Industries in Kinards.

WYFF-TV reports that dispatchers say over 90 percent of the employee’s body was burned from steam.

The unidentified victim was airlifted in critical condition to JMS Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia.

Officials have not released any other details about the incident.

According to the company’s website, Norbord Inc. makes wood-based panels and has 17 plants around the world.

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