Family hoping for answers after deadly plant blast in Pasadena

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Family hoping for answers after deadly plant blast, Pooja Lodhia reports. (KTRK)

OSHA officials are scheduled to return Tuesday morning to the Pasadena chemical plant where a man was killed over the weekend.

Rickey Giddens, 63, died while working at Peroxy Chem as a vacuum truck operator. He used a machine that sucked up waste and chemicals.

Giddens had been employed by La Porte based Evergreen Industrial Services for more than twenty years, and was working at Peroxy Chem as a contractor.

"He would read his Bible and he wasn't a person who really talked a lot," said his brother, James Giddens.

Three others were injured on Saturday when something went wrong involving the transfer of chemicals at the plant.

Peroxy Chem manufactures chemicals like hydrogen peroxide.

"He absolutely enjoyed his job," said Giddens' former coworker, Ralph Holiday. "He was always there before time and stayed after time. He was very detailed, very safety oriented."
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