Houston Ship Channel (File)
LA PORTE (December 31, 2013) At least two workers were hurt Tuesday in a fire on a petrochemical pipeline along the Houston Ship Channel.
The injured workers were treated and later released after the fire broke out late Tuesday morning in a metering area of Enterprise Products Partners Morgan's Point marine terminal where barges are loaded mainly with natural gas liquids. Spokesman Rick Rainey said.
Information about the workers’ injuries wasn’t immediately available, but Rainey said both were contract employees.
The operation east of Houston normally has about two-dozen employees plus contract workers.
Rainey says the plant was closed as crews worked to isolate the area and firefighters poured water on flames.
The terminal primarily handles products from an Enterprise plant in Mont Belvieu, about 15 miles away.