One person is dead and another injured after an explosion and fire at the Air Liquide cylinder plant in La Porte , Texas, on Saturday. Fire investigators still are looking for the cause of the explosion at the plant, on Fairmont Parkway near Bay Area Boulevard.
A company spokesman said 20 employees were inside at the time of the incident. One person was found dead in the debris about 12 hours after the explosion. Another was airlifted to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston with burn injuries and was in serious condition.
“We’ve got a tremendous safety record and this is something we hate to see,” said Mike Rosen with Air Liquide, which supplies and mixes nitrogen and carbon dioxide for oil and gas producers. “We train and we do what we can to take care of these things and we’re working towards that.”
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