Several Injured After Explosion At ExxonMobil Plant

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(CNN) – A “major industrial accident” at the ExxonMobil plant in Baytown, Texas, early Thursday morning led to the mobilization of several officers, authorities said.

Initial reports indicate that some type of explosion occurred inside the plant, H arris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. in a tweet

. Four people were reportedly injured, he said, three of whom were airlifted and one by ambulance.


Residents in the Baytown, Texas area reported a loud explosion early Thursday.

Residents in the area, which is about 25 miles from Houston, Texas, reported a loud explosion.

ExxonMobil said a fire occurred at the facility shortly after 1 a.m. local time.

The company said in a tweet that he was coordinating with local authorities and working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but no further details were provided.

The Baytown, Texas, refinery began operations in 1920 and the chemical plant in 1940, according to the ExxonMobil corporate site.

Located along the Houston Ship Channel, the Baytown operations, including four manufacturing sites and a global technology center, employ about 7,000 people, the company said.