First responders in Texas City were called to a small industrial explosion late Thursday morning.

“We got calls from residents who felt the explosion,” Tom Munoz, emergency management coordinator, said.

The explosion, which Munoz said was reported at about 11:45 a.m., occurred at Praxair Inc., 703 6th St., a hydrogen production plant.

It appeared that a 10-inch nitrogen line burst, but the exact cause of the explosion wasn't yet known and an investigation was still underway as of press time, Munoz said.

There was one minor injury and no fatalities, said Munoz, who also reported there was no danger to the community or any action required from the community as a result of the explosion. The explosion did not cause a fire at the facility, Munoz said.

James LaCombe: 409-683-5242, james.lacombe@galvnews.com or on Twitter @JamesAtGalvNews


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