7 Injured in Texas Plant Explosion, Fire

April 28, 2014

An explosion has rocked a plywood manufacturing plant north of Houston, injuring seven workers and causing a fire that took hours to extinguish.

The explosion occurred about 6:15 p.m. on April 26 at the Georgia-Pacific plant in Corrigan, Texas, a town about 90 miles north of Houston.

Georgia-Pacific official Eric Abercrombie says four injured workers were flown to a Houston hospital. He says they suffered serious burns but that the injuries were not life-threatening. Three other injured employees were taken by ambulance to a hospital in nearby Lufkin. One of them has been released.

It took crews about two hours to extinguish the fire that erupted after the explosion. The cause of the blast remains under investigation.

The plant in Corrigan manufactures plywood and other flooring products.

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  • May 22, 2014 at 10:45 am
    THERESA says:
    THIS ARTICLE HAS INFO THAT IS NOT CORRECT.THE 4 MEN THAT WAS FLOWN TO HOUSTON WAS IN AND IS STILL IN SERIOUS CONDITIONS. ONE OF THE MEN IS MY BROTHER . HE HAS HAD MANY SURGERI... read more
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