Category: Oil Refinery Accidents

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  • June
    11 2019

    Santa Fe Gas Line Explosion Leaves 5 Workers in Critical Condition, Investigation Underway

    Five gas line workers in Santa Fe are currently in critical condition after a gas line explosion hurled flames several feet into the sky above. According to authorities, the gas line burst just after 6 p.m. on Thursday June 6th. The workers, who were Dayton Pipeline employees working under contract for CenterPoint Energy, were reportedly […]

  • May
    21 2018

    Pasadena Plant Explosion Injures 21, Lawsuit Already Filed against Plant Owner

    On Saturday May 19th at around 10:43 a.m., an explosion and flash fire at the Kuraray America EVAL™ Plant near Houston injured at least 21 workers.1 According to the latest reports, the explosion and fire occurred in an insulation tower where welding and pipefitting work was being done. The explosion was reportedly triggered by a […]

  • December
    05 2017

    Fatal Accident at ExxonMobil’s Beaumont Refinery Kills Female Contract Worker

    On Friday Dec. 1, a 31-year-old female contract worker, Yesenia Espinoza, was killed in an accident at ExxonMobil’s refinery in Beaumont, Texas. Employed by contractor company Echo Maintenance, Espinoza was working on a construction project when a 24-inch pipe reportedly hit her in the head, causing fatal injuries. Investigators are continuing to look into what […]