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12 injured, 3 critically burned at ExxonMobil refinery {Beaumont}
The Beaumont Enterprise ^ | April 17, 2013 | The Enterprise

Posted on 04/17/2013 10:45:38 AM PDT by thackney

ExxonMobil refinery spokeswoman Kathleen Jackson said 12 contract workers were injured after a fire in the refinery's processing unit this morning.The unit was shutdown for repairs, Jackson said.

Injured workers were taken to Beaumont hospitals with a variety of injuries, Jackson said. Beaumont Fire and Rescue said three of the workers were critically burned. Medical helicopters could not be used to transport the burn victims because of poor weather, according to Beaumont Fire and Rescue. Instead, all injured workers were taken by ambulances, which were seen going in and out of refinery gates around 11:30 a.m.

All refinery employees have been accounted for, Jackson said.

Residence who live near the refinery reported that they did not hear a siren this morning that would have alerted them to a fire at the refinery.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: energy; refinery

1 posted on 04/17/2013 10:45:38 AM PDT by thackney
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To: thackney
My maternal grandfather took 2 weeks to die after an oilfield fire. It's bad news.

Prayers up for those folks.

/johnny

2 posted on 04/17/2013 11:00:53 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Burns can be really bad news.

I’ve done work in this refinery.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 11:03:47 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

Hurt during a t/a ?


4 posted on 04/17/2013 11:16:21 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Sounds like Turn Around activity. They don’t leave process units down for long unless a major revamp.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 11:18:56 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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