22 People Injured in Explosion and Fire at Texas Chemical Manufacturing Plant

Twenty-two people were injured in an explosion and fire at Kuraray America Eval, a plastic fabrication company in Pasadena, Texas, according to John Krueger, emergency media spokesperson for the city of La Porte.

Jeff Suggs, the corporate emergency manager for Kuraray, said the explosion happened around 10 a.m. and was caused by an over-pressurization of piping in the building.

A valve blew and a minor fire erupted, which was put out quickly, Krueger said.

All those injured are adult men who work in the maintenance department of Kuraray, Suggs said.

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SOURCE: CNN, Hollie Silverman and AnneClaire Stapleton