Humble industrial plant explosion injures four

Four people were injured this afternoon after an explosion occurred at an industrial plant near Humble, TX. According to authorities, the explosion happened near 1:00 pm at Moore Rod and Pipe when a machine used to melt plastic in order to make pipes developed a blockage.

When four workers attempted to fix the clog, pressure accumulated inside the machine, resulting in the explosion. As a result, hot plastic that could have been as hot as 550 degrees flew at the workers, causing severe burns in some victims.

While one worker was treated and released at the plant, two of those injured remain in critical condition and a fourth in good condition. Authorities reported that at least one of the injured plant workers was taken to the Texas Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Hospital to receive treatment for their injuries.

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