Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday will be the milder of the two days. Sun and clouds will be the rule with early weekend highs in the mid 80s. Back to the low to mid 90s on Sunday!
VICTORIA (September 14, 2013)—A fire that broke out Friday in a tower at Formosa Plastics about 30 miles southeast of Victoria left five workers injured.
Four were taken to a burn unit at a Houston hospital and the fifth was taken to a hospital in Victoria.
One of the five was later was released, but the company declined Saturday to provide the names of the workers and their conditions.
The workers were doing maintenance work on the tower in the polyethylene-II unit, which produces a polypropylene-based plastic pellet, but it’s not clear what triggered the fire.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.
An investigation continues into a May 2 fire at Formosa that sent 14 people to hospitals.
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