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.
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