An industrial explosion rocked the industrial park early Wednesday morning. The sounds of sirens and the flashing lights of first responder vehicles were seen speeding through the streets of Helena-West Helena as commuters headed toward their work destinations at approximately 8:15.

The incident occurred at United Initiators, a peroxide manufacturer, located on Phillips Road 311.

An industrial explosion rocked the industrial park early Wednesday morning. The sounds of sirens and the flashing lights of first responder vehicles were seen speeding through the streets of Helena-West Helena as commuters headed toward their work destinations at approximately 8:15.

The incident occurred at United Initiators, a peroxide manufacturer, located on Phillips Road 311.

Jon Cummins, vice president of manufacturing for the Helena plant, reported that three people were performing maintenance work inside one of the plant's production units. According to Cummins, a decomposition involving benzoyl peroxide occurred injuring the three workers.

The injured were transported to regional medical center for medical attention. The extent of their injuries were not released.

Helena-West Helena Fire Department officials reported that about 20 firefighters and the hazmat unit responded to the call.

Cummins issued the following statement, "Our production units have been stopped and an investigation has begun."

He added that no chemical releases resulted from this explosion.