Contract Worker Killed in Accident at Exxon Refinery
An Exxon Beaumont refinery worker was hit and killed by a pipe.
Details about the Fatal On the Job Accident
Reuters News Agency is reporting that a contract worker was killed after being hit by a piece of pipe while working on a crude oil unit overhaul early Wednesday morning. The accident reportedly happened at the Exxon Mobil Corp’s Beaumont, Texas refinery, according to sources who are familiar with the incident.
Exxon released a statement on Wednesday saying that a contractor was killed at the refinery in an accident that happened at about 12:30 a.m.
Investigators are currently working the scene of the accident, but sources say it appears that the man was fatally injured when he was crushed between two pieces of pipe. Sources indicate that the man was an employee of AltairStrickland, which is a company that specializes in refinery and petrochemical plant overhauls and has offices in the Houston suburb of Deer Park, Texas.
Important Information about On the Job Accidents
- In 2015, there were a total of 35,280 federal inspections conducted by OSHA.
- There were a total of 4,679 workers who were killed on the job in 2014.
- Fatal injuries involving contractors accounted for about 17 percent of all fatal work injuries in 2014.