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Worker found dead at Valero refinery in Oklahoma

02.20.2013  | 

Valero said the cause of death is unknown and is under investigation -- there are no signs of any release, "no fire, no explosion, nothing like that". The refinery's emergency response team called an ambulance after the man was found unconscious, and the man was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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By ALISON SIDER

A man working on a maintenance project at Valero Energy's Ardmore, Okla. refinery died after being found unconscious Monday night, a spokesman for Valero said.

Valero spokesman Bill Day said the cause of death is unknown and is under investigation. There are no signs of any release, "no fire, no explosion, nothing like that," he said.

"[The death] is not believed to have been caused by the refinery at this point," Mr. Day said.

He said the refinery's emergency response team called an ambulance after the man was found unconscious, and the man was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The worker was employed by Cat-Spec, a contractor that was in the refinery doing maintenance work on the 85,000 bpd refinery's hydrotreater. Cat-Spec's main office was closed Tuesday evening.


Dow Jones Newswires



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Taylor Chuculate(cousin in law of the worker)
09.11.2013

I agree Enrique.. This could have been prevented if someone was there to help or if OSHA kept a good eye out for places like these. I`ve searcged all over the internet for this and everything i have read about it says that he was FOUND,.. Does anyone else think that sounds like they left him alone or there was no one else there??!!! But I would also like to say F**K ALL YOU sorry people...
Your truly, :)

ENRIQUE
02.21.2013

I USED TO WORK FOR THAT COMPANY,IF YOU GOT HURT THE SAFETY PERSONNEL WOULD SNEAK YOU OUT & HIDE IT FROM THE CUSTOMER.THIS IS THERE THIRD DEATH,OSHA NEEDS TO CLOSE THEM DOWN BEFORE THEY TAKE ANOTHER LIFE.......

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