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Injury reported in explosion at La. plant

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HARVEY, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says one person was injured in an explosion Tuesday morning at an industrial site along the Mississippi River.

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

Fortunato did not have more details and a spokesman for the company could not immediately be reached for comment.

According to its website, Houston-based Kinder Morgan handles storage and transfer of petrochemicals, food oils and other bulk materials at several facilities in Louisiana.

It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion or what materials had exploded.

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