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Louisiana Plant Explosion Kills 3 & Injures 7

Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 8-Feb-2017

Just this afternoon, a plant belonging to Packaging Corporation of America exploded, leaving 3 dead and 7 others injured. The plant is located in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana. Currently, the sheriffs have secured the area—but there’s no word on what actually caused the explosion.

The objects that exploded seemed to be two tanks inside the plant, but there’s no word on what the tanks contained. Sadly, the 3 fatally injured workers have been confirmed dead, and a fourth worker was missing for a brief period. However, he has since been found. The injured workers thankfully only had minor injuries, with one worker sustaining moderate injuries.

The local hospital, Beauregard Memorial, only received 3 patients from the blast, and 2 of them were discharged shortly after. The third is in stable condition and receiving treatment.

The explosion site is being investigated by several departments currently, including:

  • Louisiana State Police Hazmat
  • Department of Environmental Quality
  • The State Fire Marshal’s office

There is no fire and no warnings about air or water quality in the immediate area. We’ll provide any crucial updates as they occur. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the workers and their families.

Categories: Plant Explosion

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