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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany chemical worker injured in a flash fire remains in critical condition Friday night at the Augusta Burn Center.

37-year-old Jason Pate suffered second and third degree burns over most of his body Wednesday night. His wife, family, and some co-workers are with him in Augusta.  

 Pate is a chemical operator at Equinox Chemicals on West Oakridge. He was burned when two gasket seals on a machine ruptured and caused an acetylene flash fire.

 The Albany chemical plant shut down production after the accident to conduct an internal investigation.

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