Skip to comments.Port Neches: Huge blast at Texas chemical plant
Posted on 11/27/2019 7:13:21 AM PST by BenLurkin
Three employees have been injured and all staff are accounted for, plant owner TPC Group confirmed.
The blast, at 01:00 local time (07:00 GMT) on Wednesday, was felt 30 miles (48km) away. A mandatory evacuation zone is in place for everyone within half a mile of the site.
TPC Group said in a statement that it has activated its emergency response plan and requested assistance from Port Neches Fire Department.
Port Neches residents told local news outlet KDFM that windows had blown out miles away from the plant.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...
The Chemical Coast all the way down to Corpus Christi. That is why the region is prosperous. Steady jobs in the petrochemical plants. You’ll find plenty of nice homes with all the trappings and equally prosperous retirees all along the coast.
County Judge Jeff Branick says his emergency management coordinator is reporting to him it is the TPC plant off Highway 366 in Port Neches, once known as Neches Butane.
County Judge Jeff Branick says there are no reports of any fatalities and only three people with injuries He calls that a miracle. One worker suffered burns and was taken by medical helicopter to a Houston hospital. Another sustained a fractured wrist and a third sustained a fractured leg. One of those victims was treated and released. He says all workers are accounted for.
There is damage reported to homes and even a school in the area.
Callers tell us it broke windows and could be felt miles away at about 1 a.m.
Thanks for the link. I live not very far from this location but far enough away that I didn’t hear the the explosion. Not usual as I have a fan blowing right on me.
Sheeesh! The butane blast blew the front doors in!
Troy Monk, Director of Health, Safety, and Security for TPC Group said in a press conference today that the three injured people (two TPC employees and one contractor) have all been treated and released. This is truly a miraculous outcome given the magnitude of the explosion.
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