OSHA investigating Wausau chemical lab explosion

After a chemical explosion at a local lab, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking deeper into the matter.

The small explosion and fire happened July 31 during a chemical process being done in a laboratory at Dietary Pros Inc., a company on Wausau’s west side that makes dietary supplements, according to the Wausau Fire Department.

A worker suffered third-degree burns in addition to a broken hip from the explosion. 

OSHA has six months to complete the inspection, issue citations and propose penalties due to violations of safety and health regulations.

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