Dozens with minor injuries after Texas refinery fire
ExxonMobil sent 66 of its employees and contractors for medical evaluation yesterday after an explosion and fire at one of its Texas oil refineries. News sources say an estimated 37 people sustained minor burn injuries.
Plant manager Jason Duncan reportedly said many were who were burned were being treated at a local clinic.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which monitored air quality at the scene, did not report any concerns.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
This was the second fire to occur at ExxonMobil’s Baytown complex this year. Harris County has sued the company for violating the federal Clean Air Act.