Thursday, January 9, 2014

One dead in Eglin hangar accident

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- A civilian contractor died and three others were injured Wednesday afternoon after the fire suppression system in 90,000 square-foot King Hangar released an unknown amount of foam. Officials are investigating the cause of the death and the accident, which occurred around noon. The contractors worked for Defense Support Services (DS2), which provides support services to Department of Defense equipment and facilities. There were five aircraft in the hangar at the time. The injured contractors were treated for inhalation problems, according to a news release from the Eglin. Two were treated on base and released and the third was taken to White-Wilson Medical Center. (Sources: Northwest Florida Daily News, WEAR-TV, 01/08/14)