PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) - Emergency workers responded to a gas exposure incident at the Placid Refining Company in Port Allen on Wednesday.
The plant is located on LA 1 at Lafiton Lane near the Mississippi River.
The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported two contract workers breathed in a gas. Deputies said the workers were treated by in-house medical personnel and members of the West Baton Rouge Parish Fire Department.
Louisiana State Police reported there was no off-site damage and there is no threat to the public.
According to a source, the contract workers put on gas masks they thought were oxygen masks. Officials have not identified the gas the workers breathed in.
They reported the workers were flown by helicopters to separate hospitals. Their names were not released.
Lafiton Lane was closed for a short time as a precautionary measure to allow the helicopters to land.
The refinery released the following statement Wednesday afternoon: