A Rockmart explosion has left one woman dead, who was the only one in the section of the building at the time of the explosion. According to WSB-TV on Oct. 31, the victim of the Rockport explosion has been identified as 56-year-old Elaine Davidson, who was in the room where a pressurized boiler exploded.
The Meggit Polymers and Composites plant in Rockmart, Georgia, was the site of the explosion which happened about 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. The pressure inside the boiler grew to the point where the boiler exploded. Davidson was hit with the boiler door that went flying due to the explosion, which was so powerful it blew the door off its hinges. Davidson was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.
This Rockmart explosion didn’t happen in the main building of the plant, it was in a building adjacent to the main part of the plant, according to authorities. No one else was hurt during the explosion.
The Meggit Polymers and Composites plant, which is located at 669 Goodyear Street in Rockmart, makes aircraft fuel tanks.