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Massive Explosion At Louisiana Chemical Plant, Dozens Injured

A huge explosion and fire happened today about 20 miles outside Baton Rouge, LA at the Williams Olefins plant in Geismar. Multiple injuries reported.

1. Workers at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Louisiana flee after explosion

Officials say 30 people hospitalized from a blast that took place at the Williams Olefins chemical plant this morning in Geismar, LA. The Williams plant manufactures ethylene used in the production of plastics.

4. The plant was evacuated and emergency crews are responding

5. Watch chilling helicopter footage captured following the blast

6. UPDATE: One person has died in the explosion

State Police with update: 1 fatality from plant explosion, 7 - 8 injuries, fire is out, controlled burn going on. http://t.co/Ds6Nq3rCiV

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State Police with update: 1 fatality from plant explosion, 7 - 8 injuries, fire is out, controlled burn going on. http://t.co/Ds6Nq3rCiV

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