NEW: Two Injured In WhiteWave Foods Water-pipe Explosion

One Flown To U.Va.

Posted: April 17, 2014

Daily News-Record

Emergency personnel put a man on the AirCare 5 helicopter at Monger Park to transport him to University of Virginia Medical Center after an incident at WhiteWave Foods in Mount Crawford on Thursday morning. (Photo by Jonathan Shacat)

MOUNT CRAWFORD — Two people were injured during water-pipe explosion at a construction site at WhiteWave Foods in Mount Crawford this morning.

Fire and rescue officials were dispatched shortly after 9 a.m. for a report of a gasket explosion on a 12-inch water pipe, said Jeff Michael, deputy chief with Rockingham County Fire and Rescue.

A man sustained injuries and was originally supposed to go to Sentara RMH Medical Center, but was diverted via an AirCare 5 helicopter to University of Virginia Medical Center.

The extent of his injuries is not clear, but Michael said the man was “alert and oriented.”

A second person was also injured and taken by a private vehicle to Sentara RMH, but the extent of that individual's injuries is not clear.

Units responded from Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Company, Bridgewater Rescue Squad and Rockingham County Fire and Rescue. The county's fire marshal is investigating the cause of the burst.