Employee injured at Goodyear plant in Danville on Saturday

Published: Apr. 19, 2016 at 10:46 AM EDT
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An employee at the Goodyear plant in Danville was injured Saturday afternoon at the facility.

According to a company spokesperson, the employee went to the plant’s on-site hospital and later decided to drive home. The employee visited a local medical provider and went for a follow-up visit Monday, according to Goodyear.

Mike Wright of the United Steelworkers Union says the employee was burned by steam. The employee is now at UVA Medical Center. Wright said the employee's injuries were not reported to the union until Tuesday.

Last week the plant shut down for two days after Greg Cooper died in an accident at the plant April 12. Cooper’s death was the third at the plant in the past eight months.

The plant re-opened Friday morning.

The cause of Saturday’s incident is still under investigation.

“Goodyear is committed to providing a safe work environment for our associates,” Goodyear wrote in a statement.