Multiple injuries in explosion, fire at Louisiana chemical plant, official says

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    A Geismar, Louisiana, chemical plant exploded and caught fire Thursday, causing multiple injuries and forcing authorities to evacuate the area around the facility, officials told CNN.

    Authorities ordered residents within a two-mile radius of the plant to stay inside while crews battled the fire, Ascension Parish spokesman Lester Kenyon said. A Louisiana State Police dispatcher had previously told CNN the area around the plant was being evacuated.
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/13/us/louisiana-chemical-plant-explosion/
     
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    Blast, fire hit Williams chemical plant in Louisiana

    NBC News reported 25 injuries, citing Paige Hargrove, executive director of the Louisiana Emergency Response Network.

    Six burn victims were taken to hospitals by helicopter, WAFB television reported, citing the Iberville Office of Emergency Preparedness.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/13/us-chemicals-fire-idUSBRE95C0P120130613

    No reports of fatalities yet.
     
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    Officials with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reports that 33 people were injured in a Thursday morning plant explosion in Geismar, La. There are no confirmed fatalities.

    Residents in Iberville Parish from Highway 3115 to Highway 74 should shelter in place as a precaution. Close doors and windows and stay inside.

    http://www.wafb.com/story/22581898/...s-hospitalized-after-chemical-plant-explosion
     
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    Another wow! Scary
     
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    Troopers said Zachary Green, 29, of Hammond was found dead at the Williams Olefins plant after an explosion this morning around 8:30 a.m.

    The state Department of Health and Hospitals said 77 people were treated for injuries after the blast. About 15 had serious burns, others had bruises as well as heart and respiratory problems. Of those treated, 51 have been sent home and three are in intensive care.

    http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsp-identify-man-killed-in-chemical-plant-explosion
     
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    http://www.wafb.com/Global/story.asp?S=22597106

    911 calls from deadly plant explosion released

    Caller: I just heard a big explosion big plume going up in the sky and I see fire from here.

    911 dispatch: Alright you see actual visible flames?

    Caller: Yes ma'am two three-hundred feet in the air
     

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