OSHA Investigates Power Plant Fire that Injured 7

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OSHA Investigates Power Plant Fire that Injured 7

Nederland, TX -- OSHA is investigating a power plant fire that ignited on Friday when a construction worker was welding.

The welding contractor is likely the cause of the flash fire that started Friday and was investigated on Saturday.  The contractor was working on a crude oil pipeline.  "There was welding, a crude oil line, and fumes."

Seven workers were injured.  Four were injured critically.  Three of the four were airlifted to the hospital.

OSHA will investigate whether proper safety practices were followed.  The plant did not have a number of how many workers were injured or in the area of the fire.

The fire did not halt operations and there was no impact to business.  "We're receiving product.  We had scheduled outages because of construction on some of the lines" said Shields.

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