For nearly a month, the workers at one Delaware County plant have been living, sleeping, eating and working at the facility in an effort to keep everyone safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
The workers at Braskem America in Marcus Hook are not only isolated together to keep the plant running, but they’re producing the materials needed for items like N95 masks, hospital gowns, hoods and sanitary wipes, Action News 6 ABC is reporting.
“We’re isolated in here, we’re staying in here 28 days, 24/7, 12-hour shifts,” Joe Boyce, the shift supervisor at Braskem America, told Action News 6.
According to reports, the group tried to figure out what they could do to help during the pandemic, and they found their role was to keep the plant running.
They work in two shifts, producing polypropylene and non-woven fabric for medical gear, according to reports.
According to Braskem officials, workers at key facilities like this are working in 28-day rotations to produce the needed materials to manufacture medical equipment.
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