×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: fire | exxon | refinery | texas

Fire at Exxon's Beaumont, Texas, Refinery Injures 12 Workers

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 03:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON - Twelve contract workers were hurt on Wednesday morning when a fire broke out at a unit undergoing repairs at Exxon Mobil Corp's 344,500 barrel per day (bpd) Beaumont, Texas, refinery, a company spokeswoman said.

The fire was at a shut hydrotreater heat exchanger, according to sources familiar with operations at the refinery.

Exxon did not identify the unit but confirmed the fire broke out at 10:30 a.m. CDT on a shut unit undergoing planned maintenance work at the refinery. The blaze was quickly brought under control and extinguished, said company spokeswoman Rachael Moore.

Six of the 12 workers were taken to regional hospitals "for further medical evaluation and treatment," Moore said.

The sources said the workers were thought to have been welding on a section of the heat exchanger when the fire broke out.

All other employees and contractors working at the Beaumont refinery have been accounted for, Moore said.

The hydrotreater is part of the refinery's system for removing harmful substances from feedstock so the motor fuels produced will comply with federal environmental regulations. It uses hydrogen under high pressure in the process.

A heat exchanger heats feedstock going into a unit and cools product coming from a unit by having them pass close to each in dense system of piping.

In 2010, a hydrotreater exploded at Tesoro Corp's Anacortes, Washington, refinery, claiming the lives of seven workers.

© 2022 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.


US
Twelve workers were hurt on Wednesday when a fire broke out at Exxon Mobil's Beaumont, Texas, refinery.
fire,exxon,refinery,texas
231
2013-36-17
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 03:36 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved