Explosion at Aegion Coating in Conroe, TX Injures 2

Two electricians sustained serious burns when a high-voltage electrical panel inside Aegion Coating Service’s plant in Conroe, TX exploded yesterday. Both employees were transported to the hospital for treatment of burns.

Aegion Coating Services provides pipeline coating and rehab services for onshore and offshore gas and oil pipelines. The explosion occurred just before 1 p.m. at the facility, located at 10625 Jefferson Chemical Road in Conroe, about 40 miles north of Houston.

Fire crews battled a blaze that produced heavy smoke in the west wing of the building. They extinguished the fire and said no dangerous chemicals were released. The Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office is still investigating the incident.

“During the investigation, they’ll examine safety measures and equipment,” said Fred Pritzker, a leader of Pritzker Hageman’s Explosion Team which has recovered more than $70 million for clients nationwide who have been injured in explosions. “What we often see is that these tragedies were preventable.”

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