West Texas fertilizer plant explosion brings back memories of explosion in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The explosion in West, Texas brings back memories of a smaller explosion at a fertilizer plant in West Palm Beach.

It happened in January of 2012 at the Solid Waste Authority's pelletizer plant off 45th Street.

The explosion was no where near as serious as the one seen in Texas, but it was powerful enough to blow the doors off the building.
 
Authorities say the explosion happened during a routine maintenance cleaning, while the plant was shut down. At that time, there was only a handful of people inside the plant.
 
One person was injured, though.
 
The plant is operated by the New England Fertilizer Company. The company's chief operator was injured as a result of the blast. He was taken to an area hospital and released days later, according to our news partners at The Palm Beach Post.
 
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