Nederland, Texas, was the sight of a workplace explosion that sent three people to the hospital on Saturday afternoon.
AmSpec Employees Airlifted to UTMB, Hermann Memorial
The April 8th incident occurred shortly after 5:00 p.m. at the AmSpec facility in the 4600 block of Jerry Ware Drive, which is not far from the Jefferson County Airport. The Nederland Fire Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Acadian Ambulance, and the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management all responded to the scene.
Three victims, all Amspec employees, were initially treated onsite before being airlifted to UTMB and Hermann Memorial Hospitals with unspecified injuries.
So far, officials have not released any further information on their condition.
Testing Was Being Conducted in AmSpec Lab
AmSpec provides testing, inspection, and certification services for a wide range of industries and products, including the oil and gas sectors.
According to the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Department, Saturday’s explosion erupted in a lab where testing was being conducted, triggering a small flash fire. While the incident was deemed toxic and a local news crew was ordered to move away from the scene to avoid exposure, emergency officials maintain that the public was never in danger.
The explosion remains under investigation.
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