CVR Refining shuts Kansas plant after fire, injuries
The 115,000 bpd refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas, was shut down after an overnight fire in an isomerization unit. Four employees were injured and transported to a local hospital.
Four workers were injured following an overnight fire at the
plant on Coffeyville,
The fire was reported at 12:30 a.m. local time in the
's isomerization unit,
according to company officials, who said the fire was
extinguished at 1:18 a.m.
The 115,000 bpd refinery
was shut down, and four
employees were injured and transported to a local hospital.
Identities of those four employees and further information on
their condition was not released.
All other employees were accounted for, and initial reports
said there was no impact to the surrounding community.
personnel express their
deepest concern for and are currently providing assistance to
the injured employees and their families," the company said
in a statement. "Company officials are assessing the
situation and will provide updates as information becomes
The cause of the fire was not yet known.
The Coffeyville refinery
largely produces clean
transportation products such as gasoline, diesel fuels and
propane, according to a report from news agency