Nucor dome collapse: statement from St. James Parish President

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(from St. James Parish President Timothy Roussel) – “At approximately 3:15 pm 911 dispatcher call center received a call for an explosion at the Nucor Steel plant in Convent. Members from the St. James Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness, Sheriff’s Department, fire departments and Acadian Ambulance responded to the call. The scene is secure; there are no injuries everyone is accounted for.  No chemicals were involved.  It appears to be a structure failure. For more information please contact Katherine Miller at 704-353-9015.”