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Nine injured in Corrigan plant explosion

Nine injured in Corrigan plant explosion
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POSTED: Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 12:37pm

UPDATED: Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:12am

At least nine workers were hurt after an explosion Saturday night at the Georgia-Pacific plywood plant in Corrigan, Texas. 

Corrigan Fire officials tell KETK the explosion happened just after 6:00 p.m. at the plant.  They say the blast sparked a fire in the facility's bag house, which stores dust from the process of polishing plywood panels.

Four victims were airlifted to local hospitals. As many as five others were taken by ambulance, several of them with severe burns. The extent of those burns and other injuries are unknown at this time, but at least one employee has been released from the hospital. 

The cause of the explosion and fire is still under investigation.

Georgia-Pacific is based in Atlanta, and makes paper products such as Brawny paper towels and Dixie cups.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is leading the investigation into the explosion.
 
 

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Whoops, I hit ENTER too early.

Anyway, PLEASE don't buy GP products, they are owned by the Koch Brothers.

When will TX realize that deregualtion IS NOT the answer? That keeping people in dire poverty while billionaires make billions IS NOT the answer? When TX is one giant fallout area?? Is THAT when you'll realize this?

your full of crap. KOCH EMPLOYEES 400,000 PEOPLE AND THE PLANT I WORK AT IF IT NOT RAN WITH SAFETY FIRST CULTURE CHARLES WILL JUST SHUT IT DOWN

KOCHSUCKERS strike again!! everywhere they have business they do their best to remove anything that will help works....unions, safety regulations..ETAL

TEXAS - The Way Life Ought to Be? "The Lone Star State" once again becoming "The Supernova State?" "Don't Mess up TEXAS"--------- "We can "Do it Ourselves!"

Everyone of these massive catastrophes can be avoided.
It was reported the Walls TX explosion & fire was a disaster waiting to happen.
Small towns often have only one major employer.
That employer owns the town & everyone in it.
Eyes look the other way when problems arise.
Some people running the businesses are motivated purely by profit.
Crimes are committed in the pursuit of GREED.
White collar crime kills hundreds of innocent people every year.
White Collar criminals belong in prison & fined.

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