Safety

Texas plant explosion sends dozens to hospitals

Emergency Management Alert, August 4, 2009

An explosion in a Bryan, TX chemical plant forced thousands of people to evacuate from their homes, reports the Herald Democrat. Thirty-four people were treated and released from area hospitals, most for smoke inhalation or eye irritation.

The El Dorado Chemical Co. plant mixes fertilizer and other chemicals used to make explosives. Investigation continues, reports the Herald, but so far points to a welding job that may have sparked a fire.

Prepare your hospital for patient surge: Attend HCPro's Emergency Management Coordinator's Workshop on October 26, 2009.

Source: Herald Democrat

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