At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, a plastic pipe plant in the suburban Houston area
resulted in serious injuries to four of workers. It was reported that
the explosion occurred when a machine at the Humble, TX plant clogged;
per police spokeswoman, that machine is used to melt plastic pellets.
The four injured workers had been fixing the machine when the pressure
caused the melted plastic to explode.
Reports stated the plastic would have been 550 degrees at the time of the
blast. Two of the workers have been listed in critical condition, one
in good condition, and one has since been released.