Second Louisiana Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, Several Injured
Posted on Sunday, June 16th, 2013 at 3:15 pm
An explosion occurred around 6 pm Friday evening at a CF Industries facility in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, located just miles from the site of Thursday’s deadly blast. According to State Police Trooper Jared Sandifer, nitrogen was being moved from an 18-wheeler by hose into a metallic “vessel” when pressure built up, resulting in the explosion. Sandifer is quoted as saying that this vessel should have been able “to hold thousands of pounds of pressure and it failed.”
One worker at the chemical plant has been reported dead and seven others were injured, some severely, and were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. Sandifer also commented that the explosion doesn’t pose a threat to anyone near the site.
Our thoughts are with all the victims of this tragedy and their loved ones.