Accident was triggered by an explosion of a liquefied gas tanker.
Injuries ranged from life-threatening to “walking wounded.”
Site of the explosion produces the hazardous industrial chemical vinyl chloride.
Welding sparks caused blast, authorities say.
Plant manufactures monomeric and polymeric plasticizers.
Factory manufactured TV and electronic components.
Plant makes 25% of the world’s PA-12, a nylon resin used in fuel and brake lines.
Automakers seek alternatives for resin used in fuel, brake lines.