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December 24, 1996 | From Associated Press
An explosion ripped through a metal-fabricating plant as the employees were about to shut it down for the holidays, killing eight workers and hurling body parts as far as 100 yards. Two other workers were injured in the blast Sunday night at the Wyman Gordon Forging Co. plant near Houston. They were listed in stable condition. The cause of the explosion was not known, said Harris County fire investigator Bill Anders.
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December 2, 2001 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even for a city as confident and forward-looking as Houston, the demise of Enron Corp. will deliver a painful blow to the local economy, civic pride and its roster of good corporate citizens. Enron in the 1990s made Houston the world capital of energy trading, and in so doing helped broaden the region's economy into one that no longer rose and crashed on the price of crude oil. Half a dozen major companies in a brand-new industry--energy trading--today employ about 45,000 people.
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December 2, 2001 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even for a city as confident and forward-looking as Houston, the demise of Enron Corp. will deliver a painful blow to the local economy, civic pride and its roster of good corporate citizens. Enron in the 1990s made Houston the world capital of energy trading, and in so doing helped broaden the region's economy into one that no longer rose and crashed on the price of crude oil. Half a dozen major companies in a brand-new industry--energy trading--today employ about 45,000 people.
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December 24, 1996 | From Associated Press
An explosion ripped through a metal-fabricating plant as the employees were about to shut it down for the holidays, killing eight workers and hurling body parts as far as 100 yards. Two other workers were injured in the blast Sunday night at the Wyman Gordon Forging Co. plant near Houston. They were listed in stable condition. The cause of the explosion was not known, said Harris County fire investigator Bill Anders.
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