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<p>An explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Geismer, Louisana on Thursday, June 13, has resulted in multiple injuries. The William Olefins plant, according to the company web site, produces approximately 1.3 billion pounds of ethylene and 90 million pounds of polymer-grade propylene each year.</p>

An explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Geismer, Louisana on Thursday, June 13, has resulted in multiple injuries. The William Olefins plant, according to the company web site, produces approximately 1.3 billion pounds of ethylene and 90 million pounds of polymer-grade propylene each year.

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GEISMAR, La. — A second man has died as a result of Thursday’s explosion at a Louisiana chemical plant, the Louisiana State Police said Friday.