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Crosby chemical plant ordered to stop all operations until an inspection is done

An explosion and fire there this week killed one person and injured two others

CROSBY, Texas — The Crosby chemical plant that burned after an explosion earlier this week must stop all operations.  And they can’t start up again until an inspection is done by the Harris County Fire Marshal’s office.

The fire marshal’s office worked with the Harris County Attorney’s office to get a temporary restraining order following the explosion that killed one person and injured two others.

"The safety of the residents of Harris County is our number one priority," said Fire Marshal Laurie L. Christensen. "HCFMO collaborated with HCAO to request a TRO against the defendant to ensure regulatory enforcement of fire and life safety codes. We are grateful for the collaborative efforts as we work towards a safer Harris County."

The explosion and fire happened on Tuesday.  Twenty-seven-year-old James “Bubba” Mangum was killed when a transfer line ignited a tank full of a chemical called isobutylene. Two others were taken to the hospital.

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