Officials say an explosion at a Houston-area chemical plant has left one worker dead and three injured. The accident occurred yesterday in Pasadena, about 10 miles east of Houston. Philadelphia-based ProxyChem said in a statement to the Associated Press that the workers were doing a routine function when the contractor’s equipment exploded at its Bayport Plant. A contractor died at the scene. Two PeroxyChem employees and another contractor were taken to a hospital. Apparently, the tank spill involved about 1,000 gallons of an oil-based cleaning solution. The company didn’t immediately identify the chemical or release the names of the victims.
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