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Williams' CEO: 'My heart sank' over deadly explosion

The CEO of Williams Companies is in Ascension Parish to oversee the company's recovery efforts following an explosion at its plant in Geismar which killed two people.

LSP: One killed, seven injured in nitrogen blast at CF Industries in Donaldsonville

One person was killed and seven were injured in an explosion at CF Industries in Donaldsonville. This plant is located in the same parish as the deadly explosion that happened the day before at Williams Olefins plant in Geismar.

Acadian Ambulance responding to explosion at nitrogen plant in Donaldsonville

Emergency personnel are on the scene of an incident at CF Industries in Donaldsonville. Reports are that an explosion occurred.

Metro Council helps to fund program that gives homeless a fresh start

Officials in Baton Rouge say homelessness is a big problem in the Capital City, but they think the best way to change that is not actually in the city.

Plant workers and officials look for answers

More than 24 hours after a deadly explosion rocked the William Olefins plant, the focus now shifts to what exactly sparked this deadly blaze.

State Police conclude operations; DEQ continues monitoring

The Louisiana State Police (LSP) Emergency Services Unit has concluded operations at the site of yesterday’s fatal industrial incident at the Williams Olefins facility in Ascension Parish.

Alabama firm recalls beef jerky products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen

Hickory Hollow Jerky, LLC, a Eufaula, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,800 pounds of flavored beef jerky products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Williams Olefins: ‘The extent of the damage is unknown at this time’

Representatives from Williams Olefins held a press conference in Gonzales at noon on Friday, June 14 to update the public about the status of the plant and the pending investigation.

Second worker from plant explosion dies from injuries

The explosion at the Williams Olefins plant has claimed a second victim; the critical patient being treated at the Baton Rouge General.