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Plant explosion occurs in Ascension Parish

Emergency personnel are on the scene of an explosion and fire at CF Industries in Donaldsonville. A representative with Acadian Ambulance says they are treating at least 5 patients. Two are believed to be in critical condition.

State Police conclude operations; DEQ continues monitoring

The Louisiana State Police (LSP) Emergency Services Unit has concluded operations at the site of yesterday’s fatal industrial incident at the Williams Olefins facility in Ascension Parish.

Acadian Ambulance speaks out about responding to Geismar plant explosion

"They said there was a large chemical plant with an unknown number of patients, and they were asking for all available resources," says Marc Creswell, Air Med Operations Manager.

Alabama firm recalls beef jerky products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen

Hickory Hollow Jerky, LLC, a Eufaula, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,800 pounds of flavored beef jerky products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Second worker from plant explosion dies from injuries

The explosion at the Williams Olefins plant has claimed a second victim; the critical patient being treated at the Baton Rouge General.

Williams Olefins: ‘The extent of the damage is unknown at this time’

Representatives from Williams Olefins held a press conference in Gonzales at noon on Friday, June 14 to update the public about the status of the plant and the pending investigation.

Two remain in critical condition after Geismar plant explosion

UPDATE: UPDATE: Scott Thrower, the critical patient at the Baton Rouge General, passed away at roughly 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14.

Family friend of plant fire victim: ‘He was a wonderful man’

Kerry Pitre could hardly speak when discussing family friend Zachary Green, the 29-year-old man killed in Thursday’s plant explosion.

Good Times with Herman Fuselier

PATSY CLINE, DEATHTRAP AND THE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION ARE ALL PART OF GOOD TIMES THIS WEEKEND IN ACADIANA. 

People in Geismar shocked after plant explosion

People in Geismar said this was the last thing they were expecting; a normal work day turned into one they will never forget. Brian Pierre said a day at work turned into the scariest day of his life.