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Eight injured in fire at Chevron Phillips Chemical plant

April 29, 2013
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The fire occurred at around 4:00 a.m. during a turnaround period, the company said.

Eight workers suffered injuries in a fire that broke out early Saturday morning at the Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. plant in Port Arthur, Texas, Port Arthur News reported.

The fire occurred at around 4:00 a.m. during a turnaround period, the company said. The blaze was quickly extinguished and no impact to the community was reported.

Chevron Phillips said its in-house emergency response team responded to the incident.

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"The safety of our employees is our highest priority," Margie Conway, plant manager at the Port Arthur facility, said in a press release. "We regret very much that this incident has occurred, and are thankful that most of the contractor employees were treated and released from the hospital."

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