NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Work is returning to normal at Elementis Chromium after fire crews searched for the source of a tripped smoke detector.
Workers were evacuated from the administrative laboratory building at the plant on Holly Shelter Road near Castle Hayne Thursday just before noon after a smoke detector sounded, according to Regulatory Manager Calvin Overcash.
Overcash says the company followed the emergency response plan. Fire crews pinpointed the cause of the tripped detector to a defective ballast in a light fixture.
Workers have since returned.
The company makes chromium chemical products which are used in pigments and metal and plastic coatings.
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