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CVR Refining shuts Kansas plant after fire, injuries

07.29.2014  | 

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.

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Four workers were injured following an overnight fire at the CVR Refining plant on Coffeyville, Kansas.

The fire was reported at 12:30 a.m. local time in the Coffeyville refinery'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.

"CVR Refining 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 available."

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 Reuters.



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Saumya Chakrabarti
07.31.2014

Hope there is no casualty and the plant will start soon

Nicole Wittmer
07.30.2014

Coffeyville job Discriminated againt me for being a transsesexual woman, but I hold no hard feeling and hope all goes well.

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