Fire At Formosa Chemical Plant In Point Comfort

Updated: 5/03/2013 5:59 pm

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Thursday night, a fire at Formosa Plastics in Point Comfort leaves at least twelve plant workers injured. The blaze forced two workers to be airlifted to hospitals and the conditions for the workers range from serious to critical.

Brian Wilk was at Citizens where a number of those were and are recovering Thursday night. According to the Calhoun County sheriff office, the fire started at 1:30 in the polyethylene unit. They said the fire was small and workers in the plant or local residents and business were not evacuated. They said the fire did not spread and no chemicals were spread to other parts of plant. The fire was extinguished soon after.

One worker was airlifted to Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston. A second worker was taken to Citizens Medical Center, and then airlifted to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Five workers were taken to Citizens Medical Center. Hospital officials said three remain in intensive care. Seven people were taken to Memorial Hospital in Port Lavaca for smoke inhalation but released soon after. Calhoun County Sheriff George Aleman said the fire didn't cause nearby business or homes to evacuate.


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johndar8524 - 5/2/2013 2:41 PM
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Any other information, on the explosion at point comfort?
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