Explosion at Westlake Chemical injures multiple workers
LAKE CHARLES - Five people were hurt when an explosion occurred Monday night at Westlake Chemical.
A local news outlet cites confirmation from Louisiana State Police that five contract employees working the turnaround were taken to a local hospital and treated for injuries.
All other personnel were safely accounted for, according to company representatives.
The incident happened around 11 p.m. at Westlake Chemical’s Petro Complex 2 Unit while the unit, which is used in the production of ethylene, was undergoing maintenance.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Southern baseball wins game one 21-2 over Alcorn
VIDEO: Former Saints and Tiger Devery Henderson talks about the difference between...
New NCAA rules tweak opens door for more SEC dominance
VIDEO: Devery Henderson Talk about Bluegrass Miracle and the Saints "Rebirth game"
VIDEO: Former Tigers and Saints receiver Devery Henderson talks with Corey Rholdon...