One Worker Killed In Houston Plant Explosion

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press


HOUSTON (AP) - One chemical plant worker died and six others
were hurt in an explosion and ammonia leak Wednesday at the Goodyear Houston plant.
The body of the worker, whose name wasn't immediately released,
was found under debris about seven hours after the morning blast.
Five of the workers have been treated and released and a sixth
was being held for observation.
Goodyear spokesman Scott Baughman says the accident happened in
a heat exchange unit.
The cause of the accident is sought. Authorities say there was
no danger to the public.
The explosion also caused a small release of ammonia, which used
as a refrigerant to cool processed liquids.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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