Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Two BP (NYSE:BP) Workers Burned at Texas City Refinery

A pair of BP (NYSE:BP) workers from the Texas City refinery suffered burns while working at the facility.

While working on a crude unit at the refinery, they were burned by steam, one with up to 30 percent of his body burned. He was transported to a burn unit at a Galveston hospital, while the other was taken to a local hospital.

According to Texas City Fire Chief Brud Gorman, the most injured worker suffered burns to his left arm and leg, as well as to his torso.

The Texas City refinery continues to be one of the more difficult challenges for BP, as they lost 15 workers in an explosion in 2005, which also hurt 180 other workers.

They also are now under investigation concerning the alleged release of poisonous chemicals into the area, including benzene. That has resulted in a class action lawsuit against the company.

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