San Jacinto County – An employee suffered severe burn injuries in a fire after a massive explosion at a rural Texas chemical plant Wednesday morning. Plumes of black smoke filled the sky for several hours, and a shelter-in-place order was issued for residents within a one-mile radius of the facility.
The explosion occurred at Sound Resource Solutions, a company that recycles and re-packages various chemicals in Sheperd, TX – around 60 miles outside Houston.
The plant owner stated that the fire was caused by a forklift accident. Reports indicated the chemicals involved in the fire were flammable liquids, including diesel and turpentine.
Officials say one employee sustained first-degree burns to the face and second-degree and third-degree burns to the arms. That employee was transported to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. 19 employees were at work at the time, but no other injuries have been reported.
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