Formosa fire calls to mind 2005 incident
May 2, 2013 at 12:02 a.m.
This is the second time in the past eight years that this specific plant has experienced problems of this kind.
According to a report from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, the Point Comfort plant had an explosion on Oct. 6, 2005, when a forklift towing a trailer loaded with cylinders of breathing air used in maintenance snagged an unguarded valve, resulting in the release of a large volume of propylene, which ignited and caused a large fire.
Two workers were burned, one seriously, and 14 others suffered minor injuries.
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