According to the recent reports, four workers were hospitalized after Houston-area explosion. The event took place on Friday morning at a chemical plant located in the southeast region of Houston, putting the lives of 300 workers in jeopardy.
People in the vicinity of the Pasadena chemical plant went through moments of horror when the building exploded at 7:50 a.m. There are approximately 300 workers in the facility, which explains why authorities hurried to get to the site.
Many rescue vehicles arrived at the scene after somebody reported that there had been an explosion at the Pasadena plant. Four workers were severely injured and they had been flown to the Memorial Hermann-The Texas Medical Center and the Bayshore Medical Center. Doctors did not provide many details in relation to their medical condition, but it appears that the workers will be hospitalized in the following period.
Police authorities will investigate the scene to find out what might have caused the explosion. So far, they could only assure the public that no hazardous materials have been released during the explosion and that the building appears to be safe. Investigators have further reassured us that the fire has been completely extinguished and that the area has been secured.
The Pasadena-based chemical plant is responsible for the manufacturing of many chemicals. However, the plant is known for the aluminum alkyls complex that it is manufacturing.
This is not the first incident to have ever taken place at the Houston-based plant. According to past reports, there was a fire in November 2006 and a decade prior to that. One worker was injured and the entire Houston Shop Channels was shut down as a result of the 2006 fire.
Investigations have revealed that the fire was caused by a malfunction at one of the valves in the rail car. More specifically, the valve leaked during an aluminum alkyls test and the entire building went in flames.
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