16 May 2012 15:45 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--A lightning strike early on Wednesday morning hit two storage tanks at a Dow Chemical coatings plant near ?xml:namespace>
On-site emergency response along with local area fire companies responded to safely put out the fire and bring the material under control, the company said in a statement.
Material that escaped the tanks has been contained in surround dykes with no anticipated impact to the community, Dow said.
As a precaution, employees were evacuated.
Dow said that there were no injuries from the incident. However, according to local media reports, a member of the Bristol fire department suffered a heart attack and died shortly afterwards.
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