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As Deadly Chemical Leaked, Brothers Died in Rescue Try

DuPont plant received multiple citations from state of Texas

(Newser) - After four people died Saturday in a chemical plant leak , details of heroism and tragedy are coming to light. Production operator Robert Tisnado, 38, hurried to help a colleague he heard calling for help at the DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas; crew supervisor Wade Baker, 60, was behind him.... More »

Chemical Leak at DuPont Plant Kills 4 in Texas

Cause behind leak of methyl mercaptan unclear

(Newser) - Four people died at a DuPont plant in Texas early yesterday when a chemical gas leaked, reports NBC ; officials say that some of those killed were responding to the leak in La Porte, near Houston. "There are no words to fully express the loss we feel or the concern... More »

Locals Evacuated After Oklahoma Plant Blasts

Cause uncertain; no injuries reported

(Newser) - A chemical plant near Thomas, Okla., caught fire today prior to a series of explosions, forcing locals to evacuate, News 9 reports. Flames and blasts were reported just after midnight. Firefighters and other emergency teams are on the scene of the Danlin Industries plant, reports. Thus far, there... More »

Another Man Dead In Chemical Plant Blast

Second victim is a 47-year-old man burned in explosion

(Newser) - A second man has died as a result of yesterday's chemical plant explosion in Geisner, Louisiana. Scott Thrower, 47, died in hospital today, suffering burn wounds. Six others remain in hospital, CNN reports. The plant's manager says the cause of the blast is still unknown. "We have... More »

Florida Chemical Blast Kills 4

Plant explosion injures more than 20

(Newser) - An explosion at a Florida chemical plant today left four people dead and up to 21 others injured in a scene several witnesses likened to a war zone, the Florida Times-Union reports. The Jacksonville blast occurred around 1:30pm and sent billows of smoke into the sky. “Those shock... More »

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