Explosion At Texas Plywood Plant Injures 7

CORRIGAN (April 27, 2014) Seven workers were injured in an explosion that rocked a plywood manufacturing plant in Corrigan north of Houston.

The explosion at around 6:15 p.m. Saturday at the Georgia-Pacific plant in Corrigan ignited a fire that took hours to extinguish.

Georgia-Pacific official Eric Abercrombie says four injured workers were flown to a Houston hospital with serious burns, but said that the injuries were not life-threatening.

Three other injured employees were taken by ambulance to a hospital in nearby Lufkin.

One of them has since been released.

It took crews about two hours to extinguish the fire that erupted after the explosion.

The cause of the blast remains under investigation.

The plant in Corrigan manufactures plywood and other flooring products.