37 people reported injured from explosion at ExxonMobil plant in Baytown, shelter-in-place issued

Houston Chronicle, July 31, 2019

More than three dozen people were injured, none seriously, in an explosion and fire Wednesday at the ExxonMobil plant in Baytown, a company official said .

The 37 people were taken to an off-site clinic, said Jason Duncan, plant manager at ExxonMobil Baytown Olefins Plant. He described the injuries as all minor first-degree burns and non-life-threatening and that no one has been hospitalized.

He also said the company has not detected any adverse impact to the community.

Duncan said the fire has been "isolated" and that the company is still trying to determine what led to the fire and explosion.

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