Injury toll in Louisiana chemical plant blast put at 33

June 13 Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:06pm EDT

June 13 (Reuters) - The explosion and fire at a Louisiana chemical plant on Thursday injured 33 people, said Jean Kelly, a spokeswoman for the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

Thirty were taken from the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana, by ambulance and three by helicopter, Kelly said.