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Reports: 5 injured in explosion at Louisiana chemical plant

Christopher Sadowski

News outlets are reporting that five people were injured in an explosion at a Louisiana chemical plant.

Posted: Sep 28, 2021 9:52 AM

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — News outlets are reporting that five people were injured in an explosion at a Louisiana chemical plant.

Louisiana State Police spokesman Derek Senegal said the explosion at the Westlake petrochemical plant near Lake Charles was reported late Monday night.

He said five workers were taken to a hospital, but their conditions were not immediately known. A fire at the site is now out, and the cause of the blast is under investigation.

KPLC-TV reports that the unit where the explosion occurred is used in the production of ethylene and was undergoing maintenance at the time.

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