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Fire injures 14 at Formosa's Point Comfort, TX site

2:51 PM MDT | May 3, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez and Robert Westervelt

A fire at an ethylene purification unit at Formosa Plastics’ complex at Point Comfort, TX yesterday, injured 14 people. Eight of the injured have been treated and released as of Friday morning, according to a company spokesperson. 

The fire occurred in an ethylene purification area near the site’s “PE 1” high-density polyethylene (HDPE) production unit. 

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