Explosion at Pasadena Chemical Plant Injures Four

An explosion on Friday at a Pasadena, TX chemical plant resulted in injuries to four workers, including one 42-year-old man who was sent via life flight to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for severe chemical burns to his chest and face.

According to authorities, the plant, which was located on the Houston ship channel, manufactures a variety of different chemicals and is owned by Albemarle Corporation. The site is operational seven days a week, and employs 300 workers on site. Authorities reported that there was no risk of chemicals harming those in the nearby community, and as of Friday afternoon, a fire that resulted from the explosion had been put out.

Investigators are still looking into the incident to determine what caused the explosion in the first place. Our team here at Williams Kherkher will continue to monitor this situation and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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