One dead in Donaldsonville, La., chemical plant explosion.(
One person was killed and at least eight injured Friday in an explosion at a chemical plant in Donaldsonville, LA, officials said.
Sheriff Jeff Wiley said an 18-wheel truck was loading product at CF Industries in Donaldsonville at the time of the 6:45 p.m. Friday explosion.
Three people were killed and eight injured at the same plant in an explosion in 2000 that led to 14 citations for health and safety violations and a $149,850 fine from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The Donaldsonville plant is North America's largest nitrogen operation, the company says on its website.
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