A flash fire at Formosa Plastics in Calhoun County seriously injured at least 12 workers Thursday afternoon at the plant.
Emergency officials from several agencies converged on the chemical plant, 102 Pease St., in Point Comfort about 2 p.m. after the fire ignited.
Five of the wounded workers were transported to Citizens Medical Center in Victoria – four by ambulance and one by private vehicle – with varying injuries after the fire.
Lana Kuykendall’s infection grew one quarter of an inch in an hour
She was home from the maternity ward for just 13 hours before she returned to the hospital
Unable to care for her children as she fights for her life in intensive care unit
The South Carolina mother fighting off a ‘flesh-eating’ bacterial infection has been upgraded to fair condition and held her month-old twins for the first time since her treatment [...]
Aimee Copeland, 24, now listed in critical condition
Had surgeries to remove hands and right foot on Saturday
Graduate infected with killer bug through deep cut in zip line accident
A young Georgia woman fighting a flesh-eating bacterial infection is in critical condition at Augusta Hospital.
Aimee Copeland had both her hands and her one remaining foot amputated in a major operation on Saturday.
Surgeons had previously amputated the 24-year-old’s left leg at the hip.
‘All I [...]
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A grizzly bear that was with her cub attacked several teens participating in a survival skills course in remote wilderness in Alaska, badly mauling two in the group, state troopers said Sunday.
The teens were among seven students participating in a 30-day backcountry course by the National Outdoor Leadership School when the attack occurred Saturday night in [...]
JOPLIN, Mo. — Joplin officials are putting the fatality count from Sunday’s tornado at 116 as of this afternoon, but the death toll is still expected to climb. More than 1,000 people have been transported to area hospitals since the storm hit.
More than 1,150 people have been treated for injuries stemming from the tornado that struck Joplin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Freeman Health System in Joplin treated [...]