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Oil Industry / Explosion / Louisiana #489526

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 13, 1976
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(Studio) Oil refinery explosion in Chalmette, LA, kills 12.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chalmette, LA) Explosion events reported Refinery worker Eric Monette on structure when it blew up. [MONETTE - describes experience.] Many burned beyond recognition; injured received 2nd and 3rd degree burns. Most of dead worked for subcontractor doing maintenance work on tower. At 1st Tenneco officials suspected spark from welding torch ignited gases in tower; now say cause unknown.
REPORTER: Charles Zeeley (WDSU-TV film, New Orleans)

Chancellor, John

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