Aerojet Rocketdyne said it is preparing a press release to explain what happened Tuesday morning at its Rancho Cordova plant that caused a loud explosion and reportedly injured an employee.
Rancho Cordova is the company’s headquarters as well as a manufacturing and testing center for the rocket motor maker.
Much of what Aerojet designs and builds travels at supersonic speed, burns rapidly or explodes.
Local television news reported this morning that fire department personnel had confirmed an injury related to an explosion in an Aerojet building.
Aerojet rocket motors help fire payloads into orbit, launch ballistic missiles and move craft in space.
GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY) is the parent company of Aerojet Rocketdyne.
The company in October 2012 reported that its Rancho Cordova headquarters pushed its string of non-injury hours to 2 million worker hours in September 2012.
And just last month the company reported that its missile defense plant in Utah passed a safety milestone, operating for 10 years without a lost-time injury. A lost-time injury refers to any accident that requires a worker to take at least one sick day off.