Boiler failure kills Valero refinery worker

Officials of Valero Energy Corp. and regulatory authorities are investigating the cause of what the company described as “a failure of a boiler” that killed one worker and injured two others at the company’s 225,000-b/cd refinery at Texas City, Tex.

Dec 7th, 2009

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 7
-- Officials of Valero Energy Corp. and regulatory authorities are investigating the cause of what the company described as “a failure of a boiler” that killed one worker and injured two others at the company’s 225,000-b/cd refinery at Texas City, Tex.

Killed by the mishap at 9 p.m. Dec. 4 was Tommy Manis, 40, of Alvin, Tex. Injuries to the other workers were described as minor.

Valero said the refinery continued to operate. It said there was no environmental effect to the area.

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