Refinery Safety: Injuries Reported In Fire At Texas Crude Oil Terminal

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Our hearts and prayers go out to the seven workers injured in a flash fire at Sunco Logistics crude oil terminal in Nederland, Texas. A construction project at the site was affected, with resulting injuries to the employees of a site contractor, L-con. Of the seven injured, four were critical.

The critically injured were sent to burn centers throughout Texas, their injuries a result of welding work connecting pipes to new crude storage tanks at the facility.

We all know that our industry has risks, and we collectively strive to reduce risk to our friends and coworkers, to property, and to equipment. We wish the best to those facing difficult medical battles, and our commitment to providing tools to ensure job site safety continues.

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