HOUSTON (Reuters) – Two contractors were burned by sulfuric acid in the chemical plant at Exxon Mobil Corp’s Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refining and petrochemcial complex and sent to the hospital, sources familiar with plant operations said on Monday.
The conditions of the two hospitalized workers were not immediately available, the sources said.
Exxon spokeswoman Stephanie Cargile said the company is preparing updated information to release the media.
A third contract worker was also injured in the release of sulfuric acid, the Baton Rouge Advocate newspaper reported on its website.
The third worker was treated at the chemical plant, the newspaper said.
Details about the cause of the acid release were not immediately available.
Reporting by Erwin Seba; editing by Grant McCool