An early morning explosion at Meggitt Polymers and Composites in Rockmart killed 56 year old Elaine Davidson of Rockmart. The explosion took place around 8 a.m. outside the main building in the QA lab when a pressurized boiler exploded.
Rockmart fire and rescue responded to the scene. Ms. Davidson was transported to a local hospital however; she did not survive. It has been confirmed that other employees were also working in the lab at the time of the explosion. No other injuries were reported.
Meggitt PLC is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets.