Early on March 5, a refinery in Pasadena, TX exploded. As of this blog’s
writing, only one person is being reported injured in the incident, though
more may be reported as updates come in. The plant is located in the 100
block of Red Bluff Road, at the corner of Federal Road and Crown Street.
Officials report that there is no chemical leakage or release for local
residents to be concerned about. However, no cause or inciting incident
has been determined, and the plant has yet to report any information about
the nature of the explosion.
The plant itself, owned by Pasadena Refining System Inc., has exploded
before. In December 2011, the troubled plant caused at least one injury
in an industrial accident of a similar nature. OSHA fined the plant owners
$14,000 for the incident.
Check back on the Arnold & Itkin blog for further details as updates