Three dead, two injured in Louisiana gas plant blast

Louisiana authorities confirmed that three workers were killed and two others suffered serious injuries in the recent explosion that took place at a natural gas facility near Houma, an article of ABC News reported on October 8.

The blast and fire took place at around 11:00 a.m. inside the facility of Transcontinental Gas Pipeline while contracted workers were conducting maintenance. Transcontinental, a subsidiary of Williams Partners, did not release the identities of the workers who were killed or those who had been injured in the blast.

Williams Partners stated that there was no natural gas at the facility at the time of the explosion, and that the contractors were working on maintenance of a tank where natural gas is filtered at the plant.

It was reported that twenty contractors, including the three that were killed, from the companies Danos and Furmanite and thirteen Williams employees were working at the facility during the explosion.