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One injury reported in explosion at plant in Harvey

Last Modified: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:42 PM

HARVEY (AP) — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says one person has been injured in an explosion at an industrial site along the Mississippi River.

Sheriff's spokesman John Fortunato says one person suffered a minor leg injury in the explosion Tuesday at the Kinder Morgan bulk storage facility in an industrial area of Harvey, a New Orleans suburb on the river's west bank.

Fortunato did not have more details. A company spokesman had no immediate comment.

Cristy Finnorn owns a nearby boutique. She says she heard about a half-dozen explosions, and saw fire and a man being taken to an ambulance. She says the fire apparently was out within 30 minutes.

According to its website, Houston-based Kinder Morgan stores and transfers petrochemicals, food oils and other bulk materials at several Louisiana facilities.

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