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KMCO Lays Off Dozens at Crosby Plant After Deadly Chemical Explosion

Houston Chronicle, May 16, 2019

Over a month after an explosion that killed one and injured several others, KMCO has announced the termination of 35 employees at its Crosby chemical plant. The layoffs, announced Wednesday, will reduce KMCO's workforce by nearly 20 percent. 

"After completing a careful and in-depth evaluation, the company made the difficult decision this week to restructure our workforce to better align with our ongoing business and future growth opportunities," KMCO said in a prepared statement. "This decision was painful but necessary to achieve our long-term strategic goals."

KMCO has confirmed preliminary information that the fire was the result of a burst pipe carrying isobutylene. 

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