- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

PASADENA, Texas (AP) - Police say four workers have been treated for burns after an explosion and fire at a chemical plant along the Houston Ship Channel.

Pasadena police say the accident happened Friday morning and the fire has been put out. Authorities are trying to determine what sparked the incident at a SunEdison silicon plant.

Pasadena police spokesman Vance Mitchell says there was no threat to the community. Mitchell says the injured workers were transported to hospitals for treatment of burns not believed to be life-threatening.

SunEdison spokesman Gordon Handelsman says three workers were treated and released from a hospital. He had no details Friday on the fourth injured worker.

Handelsman says efforts were being focused on the safety of employees as the company gathered information about the accident.


This story has been corrected to show the plant is operated by SunEdison, not Albemarle, as first reported by police.

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