Accident at gas plant kills Texas man

January 12, 2010 12:29:10 PM PST
Federal investigators are investigating a chemical leak at a natural gas-processing plant in northeast Texas that killed one worker and injured another. The accident occurred when hydrogen sulfide was accidentally released from an Enbridge Inc. gas processing plant Saturday night near Bryans Mill, about 135 miles northeast of Dallas.

Enbridge spokeswoman Terri Larson said Tuesday she didn't know the cause of the leak. The Canadian company and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.

Enbridge employee Nalvester Maxie was pronounced dead at the scene. The 56-year-old resident of nearby Bivins worked at the plant more than 30 years.

The injured man was in critical condition.