4 workers hurt in Corpus Christi gas plant fire

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Four contract workers have suffered burns in a flash fire at an Enterprise Products Partners LP natural gas processing plant in South Texas.

Company spokesman Rick Rainey says the accident happened Tuesday afternoon at the Enterprise Products Shoup (shoop) plant in Corpus Christi. Rainey told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times (http://bit.ly/1gkn5X0 ) that the workers were changing a component designed to filter the gas stream when the fire happened.

Rainey on Wednesday said the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Plant operations weren't interrupted.

Emergency officials say two workers were taken to a Corpus Christi hospital. The other two workers were flown to San Antonio Military Medical Center. Details on the victims weren't immediately released.

Messages left with Strike, the energy services company that employed the workers, weren't immediately returned Wednesday.

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Information from: Corpus Christi Caller-Times, http://www.caller.com

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