Two injured in Texas plant explosion
December 24th, 2010
11:06 AM ET

Two injured in Texas plant explosion

[Updated at 11:06 a.m.] An explosion has injured two people at a plant in Crosby, Texas, police said Friday.

All of the employees at the plant were accounted for after the blast, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Hazardous materials teams were called in, but no evacuations were required as a result of the explosion, sheriff's officials noted.

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  1. Justin Observation

    Dear CNN, You might want to check Louisiana for updates. This was a "Texas Oil Co." plant, in Youngsville, Louisiana, not in Texas.

    December 24, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Justin Observation

      .... unless there were two explosions this morning.

      December 24, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • T. Royall

      Incorrect. That is the Harris County HazMat team. I recognize all the team vehicles in this shot. My father is on scene at this incident. His is the brown HMRT Suburban on the left side of the shot.

      December 24, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • TeddyN

      Wrong answer. Justin is a Fox troll trying to discredit CNN. ignore

      December 24, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • SolarPowered

      From the looks of things, there were two. One in Crosby TX and one in Youngsville LA. Both of them this morning.

      December 24, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon O

      Gee, it would see that the two sentences talking about how this is breaking news and they'll bring more too us as they get it might lead one to believe that the mature, responsible course of action would be to wait until the clearly-being-investigated and still developing event has ended.

      December 24, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon O

      "The blast happened just after 5 a.m. Friday at KMCO LP chemical plant in the 16500 block of Ramsey Road near Crosby-Dayton Road."

      Sorry Fox-Troll, you lose. Go away.

      December 24, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Name*K

      It was in Texas as one of the individuals is my nephew He is in critical condition.

      December 24, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. yippy

    Justin Observation.....what? This happened down the street from me in TX. It woke me up.

    December 24, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. Faisal

    John 16:8 (God's Word Translation 1995) "He will come to convict the world of sin, to show the world what has God's approval, and to convince the world that God judges it."

    December 24, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. TeddyN

    You can also click on the TV station on the picture. It is a Houston station and Crosby is a suburb of Houston

    December 24, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  5. Marine Sgt

    Let's just pray that everyone is safe
    and is able to enjoy Christmas with
    there family's. Although, that's what
    they get for raising our price's of gas.
    Not the workers, wish it were the people
    that authorized the raise.

    December 24, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Andi

      That's a pretty awful thing to say. I have a really hard time believing you're a marine. No marine I know would say a thing like that.

      December 24, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dustin

    Dayton Broncos whooped Crosby this year in football. Go Broncos!!! And I hope everyone's ok. Drive by that place every day going to work.

    December 24, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Stephen

      Wow, now that is a classy comment. There is an explosion in a nearby town in which people were hurt and the first thing you deem relevant to point out is that your town beat that town in football.

      December 24, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. tiabear

    Hey!! There's an idea. Let everyone vote on the price of oil that resides in the USA. That should fix their soorry selves at oil companies!! I hope and pray no one got hurt badly and everyone has a safe and blessed Christmas. Remember Jesus is the reason for the season!!

    December 24, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. Fact Check

    FYI... This chemical plant does not produce gas and has nothing to do with your gas prices. They are a specialty chemical manufacturer and make additives that go in everything from shampoo to petroleum products. I worked at this plant for several years and unfortunately an accident was only a matter of time due to their safety practices. We can only hope that these operators that were injured come through OK.

    December 24, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. Free

    Justin, what about getting your facts right (like CNN is trying to) before posting a message.

    December 24, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  10. Liz

    Come on people! There was some kind of explosion in Youngsville, LA early this morning. No one was injured. Stop jumping to conclusion every chance you get. Life is too short to be miserable!

    December 24, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ho ho ho

    What? The price of gas is going up? Up more that a buck a gallon since Obama took office? Well I'm sure he has a handle on things. . .well. . .maybe not. What's that? Well maybe he will when gas hits 4 a gallon? Ho ho! That's okay. . .he's for more off-shore drilling, right? Er, he was. . .but he changed his mind. Now he's against in. Or was that before he was for it again? Gosh I'm confused.

    December 25, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |