Tennessee refinery fire injures three workers

07 March 2012 23:33  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Production at Valero's Tennessee refinery at Memphis was not affected by a flash fire that seriously injured three contract workers, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.

The fire broke out on Tuesday while the workers were performing maintenance on a flare unit, said Valero spokesman Bill Day.

The workers were hospitalized after suffering severe burns, according to the Memphis Commericial Appeal.

A crude unit is undergoing a five-week turnaround, Day said. The refinery has two crude units.

He said an investigation of the incident is underway.

By: Sheena Martin
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