Three men injured in plant explosion identified

The three men burned this morning in an explosion in a plant off Ohio 7 have been identified by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Justin A. Flesher, age 33, Briggs Hill Road, Belpre, suffered burns on his left arm and was treated and released from Marietta Memorial Hospital.

Fred E. Johnston, 53, Calder Ridge Road, Belpre, suffered burns to his face, hair, arms and chest. He was treated and released from Camden Clark Hospital.

Kevin S. McClain, age 32, Ravenswood, WV. He suffered severe burns and was airlifted from Camden Clark Hospital to Cabell Huntington Burn Center.

An explosion at Envirotank occured around 8:50 a.m. First responders included numerous county fire departments and EMS, said Sheriff Larry Mincks. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio State Highway Patrol are also on scene.

See the Wednesday edition of The Marietta Times for a full story and photos.