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3 workers dead, 2 severely hurt in Louisiana gas plant blast

Posted on October 16, 2015 4:49 pm under Fires and Explosions

At least three workers were killed and two others were in critical condition earlier this month after a natural gas plant exploded in the southern part of Louisiana on Thursday, October 8.

Reports said the Williams Partners’ Gibson facility erupted at about 11:00 a.m. while workers were performing maintenance work in the building. Louisiana police explained that the facility was not in full operation when the blast took place, as, according to a statement from company representatives, “gas was not flowing through the pipeline system when the explosion occurred.” The official statement went on to explain that service had not been disrupted as a result of the explosion.

Officials have confirmed that three bodies were recovered and two others were seriously injured. At least thirteen other workers, who were also at the plant, were not injured in the blast. Fire crews worked for several hours to containing the fire, which was still burning as of 6:00 p.m. that evening.