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2 Injured At LA Air Products Plant

Tue, 03/27/2012 - 10:19am
The Associated Press

LULING, La. (AP) — A hydrogen release triggered a brief fire that injured two workers at a new Air Products and Chemicals Co. plant in Luling, La.

Company spokesman Art George says the leak was contained to the plant site Monday.

The St. Charles Parish emergency office says the release was reported about 11:45 a.m. — and there was no threat to the public. The emergency office says one of the injured workers suffered burns to 40 percent of his body and the other injured a hand. Both were taken to a hospital.

George says the accident happened as the plant was being started. The plant was shut down after the fire was extinguished by plant employees.

The cause of the release is being investigated.

Allentown, Pa.-based Air Products produces industrial gases and chemicals.

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