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2 Hurt in Fire at Sasol Manufacturing Plant

October 8, 2019

Two people were minorly injured in a blaze Monday morning at Sasol’s Lake Charles East facility in Westlake, LA, local television news station KPLC reported.

The fire reportedly ignited inside the site’s alcohol unit at about 8:30 a.m. A company emergency response team doused the flames. 

Sasol told KPLC that the two injured workers were treated on site and they returned to work. The fire did not cause damages offsite. 

The company said in an investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. 

Sasol’s Lake Charles Complex focuses on the production of products used in cleaning and personal care applications. The site also manufactures specialty chemicals, information on the company’s website said. A new world-scale ethane cracker reached beneficial operation at the Lake Charles complex this August.

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