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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 »

2nd Louisiana Plant Blast Occurs, Miles From First

One person killed

(Newser) - One person was killed and several others injured today in an explosion at a south Louisiana chemical plant, only miles from where another blast killed two plant workers the previous day, authorities said. Louisiana State Police Trooper Jared Sandifer said five people were injured, three of them critically, and were... 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 »

1 Dead in Louisiana Chemical Plant Blast

More than 70 taken to hospitals

(Newser) - A ground-rattling explosion today at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze that killed at least one person and injured dozens of others, authorities said. Witnesses described a chaotic scene of flames high in the air and workers scrambling over gates to escape the plant. Louisiana's health department... More »

Vast Fire Breaks Out at Texas Chemical Plant

Nearby school evacuated

(Newser) - Massive plumes of black smoke billowed from a raging fire at a chemical plant south of Dallas today, prompting evacuations for some schools and residents and sending others to take shelter inside with doors and windows shut to avoid possible exposure to any dangerous gases. Bright orange flames engulfed the... 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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