Officials confirm at least four workers are dead and another injured following a chemical leak at the La Porte DuPont plant early Saturday morning.
A valve failed around 4am in the crop protection unit and started releasing the gas, according to officials. It took two hours to stop the leak. Four DuPont workers were found dead in that unit. We’re told one of the deceased worker has been here for about 40 years, another only 8 months.
Among those who were killed were brothers Robert and Gibby Tisnado, according to relatives.
One worker survived. He is being treated at a hospital nearby and is expected to be OK.