The victim suffered burns over 50 percent of his body, he said. He is in the Grady Memorial Hospital burn unit in critical condition. Two other people who were trying to help the worker were taken to the hospital, one for smoke inhalation and another with a knee injury.
The blaze is under investigation. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
Bentley said people on the scene heard a large boom before the fire, which remains under investigation.
The factory is located near Conley in the southwest corner of DeKalb County.
Fire officials told Channel 2 Action News that a worker was inside the trailer doing welding work when something ignited, causing a large fire.