One dies of injuries from fire at ExxonMobil refinery in Texas

29 April 2013 19:19  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--ExxonMobil is “greatly saddened” that a contract employee died over the weekend from injuries sustained during the 17 April fire at the Beaumont refinery in Texas, a company spokesperson said on Monday.

“We deeply regret the incident and are working with the contract company to ensure the family has our full combined support,” said Kathleen Jackson with ExxonMobil’s public and government affairs.

Dustin Creekmore and five others had been injured during the fire that took place in a process unit that was down for maintenance.

“Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the family and with the other injured contract employees and their families,” Jackson said.

ExxonMobil is conducting an investigation into the cause of incident.

“We are fully supporting the company’s and OSHA’s [Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s] efforts to determine the root cause and insure that a similar incident does not occur again,” Jackson said.

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