1 dead, 33 Reported Injured in Chemical Plant Explosion
The latest news reports indicate that a body has been recovered from the debris of the Geismar, Louisiana chemical plant explosion; 33 others have been reported as injured. State and local authorities will continue to search for victims.
Details of the Chemical Plant Explosion
A unit at the Williams Chemical Plant in Geismar, Louisiana exploded at approximately 8:37 a.m. on Thursday (June 13, 2013), killing at least one person and injuring more than two dozen others. According to reports, fires from the explosion continued to blaze for hours after the incident. According to reports, residents in a two mile radius around the plant have been told to stay inside their homes to avoid the toxic smoke.
Geismar is an industrial town located about 60 miles northwest of New Orleans and 20 miles southeast of Baton Rouge. The chemical plant is operated by Williams, an energy infrastructure company.
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