One of the victims of the Louisiana Plant Explosion in Giesmar, Louisiana, 29 year-old Zach Green of Hammond, Louisiana, was laid to rest yesterday. Zach Green had a “heart of gold” according to his friends. “Zachary was very energetic,” Giovingo said. “He had a heart of gold. He loved, loved, loved his sister Holly…He would do anything for friends and family. He was one of those rare gems that God had blessed you with.”
At least 77 others were injured in the blast, and Williams Olefins explosion victims have been sent to burn units in Baton Rouge and Gonzales for burn care. It’s unclear what caused the explosion and subsequent fire, but the plant manufactures propylene and ethylene, chemicals that are highly flammable.