Explosion injures workers at Georgia-Pacific plant in Corrigan


The explosion occurred at about 6:15pm, along Industrial Road, about a mile or two from a major highway. It took crews about two hours to put out the fire.

Eric Abercrombie with Georgia-Pacific said four employees were airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital, suffering mostly from serious but non-life threatening burns. Three other victims were taken by ambulance to a hospital in Lufkin. One of those was soon treated and released.

The cause of the explosion is not yet known.

This Georgia-Pacific plant manufactures plywood and flooring products.

Corrigan is a small town of about 1,600 residents.

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