An explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Texas this morning left at least two people injured – one with burns so severe he was transported by air to a medical facility for treatment. One person is reportedly missing.
News sources say a dozen employees were in the Tri-Chem Industries plant near Ft. Worrth at the time of the blast, which occurred shortly before ten a.m. Central Time.
First responders from seven local fire departments and hazardous materials specialists from the Fort Worth Department helped fight the fire, although firefighters were not able to enter the building for a while due to the intensity of the fire and some secondary explosions.
Tri-Chem Industries manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals for food and industrial applications such as antifoams/defoamers, silicone emulsions, phosphoric acid, phosphate derivatives, and custom blending solutions.