According to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, the explosion led to a fire that broke out Tuesday morning and was contained by 4:20 p.m.
April 2, 2019 – 10:45 am: An explosion took place at the KMCO chemical plant in Crosby on Tuesday morning. One person was killed and two others were hospitalized as a result of the blast and the subsequent fire.
According to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, the explosion happened when a transfer line ignited a tank containing isobutylene.
As of Wednesday morning, there were 26 agencies at the plant trying to isolate the cause of the accident. The Fire Marshal’s Office is keeping the public away from the plant and has put roadblocks in place as a safeguard against any further explosions.
On Wednesday morning, both of the people who were hospitalized as a result of the accident are listed as being in critical condition. Their names have not been made public, and the identity of the person who was killed in the incident has not been made public either.
The cause of the explosion is still unknown. Numerous agencies are investigating the explosion at the present time.