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Small explosion reported at Elgin WeylChem plant
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A small vessel, or container, “over-pressurized and ruptured,” at WeylChem US Inc.’s Elgin plant Friday causing “a very loud noise.” Several Elgin residents called the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office after they heard the explosion around 3:45 p.m. Everyone at the site was accounted for, WeylChem’s Public Relations Manager Brad Branham said. Kershaw County EMS was called to the scene.