28 March 2005 03:48 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (CNI)--The number of hospitalised casualties from the BP's Texas City refinery accident dropped by one to 11 over the weekend after one person was released on Sunday, the company said.
The 470,000 bbl/day refinery in Texas was hit by a fire and explosion on 23 March. Fifteen people lost their lives and more than 70 were injured.
All 15 people who died were contractors involved in maintenance work. All personnel working at the refinery at the time of the accident were accounted for.
The company said that 11 people remained hospitalised, five of whom are receiving intensive care treatment.
A BP investigation team is onsite and will continue its work Monday. Government agencies conducting their own investigations are the Chemical Safety Board and the US Occupational, Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).The Paper Allied Chemicals Employees (PAC) union is also investigating the incident.
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