LyondellBasell assessing damage day after plant fire

May 18, 2010 2:22:30 PM PDT
LyondellBasell has crews at its southeast Houston plant Tuesday, assessing damage and investigating the cause of Monday afternoon's explosion and fire. It happened at the crude distillation unit, which takes in crude oil and upgrades it into gasoline, diesel and other types of lubricants.

No plant workers were hurt, but two firefighters suffered heat exhaustion and were treated on the scene.