According to Reuters, sources familiar with the refinery’s operations said the man fell from a height of about 120 feet as he was working on a Fluidic Catalytic Cracking Unit, suffering serious injuries and multiple broken bones.
The employee was found unconscious near the operating unit by another employee around 9 pm. Responders rushed the man to a nearby hospital, but he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
CITGO and authorities have not identified the man, nor commented on the cause of death.
Investigations into the accident continue.