by Todd Walker
MT. PLEASANT, Tenn. - A worker at the Tennessee Aluminum Processors plant in Maury County is recovering from serious burns he got in an accident at the plant on Friday.
The Mount Pleasant Fire Department said the man stumbled into a pot of hot aluminum.
Sources told NewsChannel 5 the man, whose name has not been released, suffered burns to at least 40 percent of his body.
This is the second major accident at the plant in a year-and-a-half. In April of last year, 44-year-old Keith Frierson was killed when he got sucked into a scrap-metal grinder.
OSHA found a half-dozen violations following that incident and fined the company nearly $8,000.
Tennessee Aluminum Processors did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
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