Formosa Plastics plant fire injures five workers near Victoria, Texas

A fire broke out the morning of Friday September 13th at the Formosa Plastics plant near Victoria, Texas. Four of the injured workers were transported to a Houston area hospital’s burn unit and a fifth worker was taken to a hospital in Victoria.  The company has not yet released the names of the injured men.  Channel 2 reports that when the fire started the men were doing maintenance on a tower in the polyethylene-II unit which produces a plastic pellet.  Formosa Plastics is currently under investigation for a May 2nd fire that sent 14 people to hospital.  The Victoria Advocate said the employees were initially treated at an on-site medical facility but were transferred because of the nature of their injuries.

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