One refinery worker was killed early this morning when an unexplained explosion occurred at Chevron's Pascagoula Refinery in Mississippi. The man had been an employee of the refinery for the past five years and was currently working in the Cracking II Processing Unit when the blast and resulting fire occurred.
Contract workers were injured over the weekend while working at the Chevron Phillips Chemical Place in Port Arthur. A fire broke out at the facility around 4 a.m. on Saturday morning sending seven employees to Christus Hospital St. Mary. "There was some smoke inhalation, there was some trauma...apparently some of the guys were working at some sort of a height, so they jumped off scaffolding or ladders to evade whatever it was," said Dr. Kyle Peterson, emergency room director at Christus Hospital St. Mary who helped to personally treat six of the injured workers.