SULPHUR, La. — At least six people are recovering from injuries following an overnight blast at a Louisiana chemical plant, officials said.
According to WPLC, the incident occurred late Monday during maintenance at Westlake Chemical’s Petro Complex 2 Unit on state Highway 108 in Sulphur. The facility produces ethylene, a company spokesman said.
All of the victims, who were rushed to nearby hospitals, were contract employees, the spokesman told KPLC.
No further information was immediately available.
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