Worker Burned in Factory Accident

Material used in manufacturing makeup spills at Congers plant

BY BILL DEMAREST

Screen Shot 2014-03-17 at 4.29.21 AMCONGERS – A worker at a Congers manufacturing plant suffered first-degree burns to the face when about 5 gallons of material used in production of makeup spilled early Sunday morning, according to the Congers Fire Department.

Fire Chief Jason DiSalvo said the worker hurt in the 3:13 a.m. incident at Intercos, 200 N. Route 303, Congers, was assisted by Rockland Paramedics and Congers-Valley Cottage Ambulance Corps and taken to Nyack Hospital for treatment. DiSalvo said the worker was burned by a wax-like liquid used by the Italian company in its makeup manufacturing process.

While DiSalvo said the injured man was being treated, firefighters had to determine whether the spilled material was a hazardous material, which led to volunteer firefighters being at the factory for about two hours. DiSalvo said he called for the Rockland County hazardous materials team to come to the factory to assist with the investigation.

DiSalvo said the material determined not to be hazardous. He said the material developed the consistency of clay when it hit the floor. No one else was reported injured.

Intercos has been manufacturing makeup for 40 years, with plants in 12 countries.

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