4 killed in chemical leak at DuPont plant in La Porte
Four workers were killed at a DuPont chemical plant in La Porte, Texas, on Saturday, November 15, after an early morning chemical leak. According to reports, a leak of methyl mercaptan was reported at around 4:00 am CST at the plant, located less than 30 miles outside of Houston. In addition to the four reported fatalities, another worker was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover from complications related to exposure to the chemical. Authorities say that the leak poses no danger to those living near the plant.
The gas leak was stopped at around 6:00 am, but the initial cause of the leak is still unknown at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as more information becomes available.