Mississippi Refinery Fire Kills One and Injures Another
A fire erupted after an explosion at a southern Mississippi Chevron refinery, killing one employee and injuring another.
About the Chevron Fire
- According to KRIS-TV, the incident happened at a processing unit at around 2 am.
- There was a detonation and a fire from a cracking unit used in refining crude to fuel.
- One Chevron employee died from the fire and another was injured, but treated and released.
- Local firefighters and police officers responded to the fire as backup assistance to Chevron’s fire crew; the flames were successfully extinguished.
- No danger was posed to the neighboring community.
Work Related Death Statistics
- According to Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), 4,383 workers were killed on the job in 2012 (3.2 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers);on average, more than 84 a week or nearly 12 deaths every day.
- Worker deaths have dropped significantly in the last forty years, going from about 38 workers a day in 1970 to about 12 a day in 2012.
- 708 Hispanic or Latino workers were killed from work-related injuries in 2012–on average, more than 13 deaths a week or nearly two Latino workers killed every single day of the year, all year long.
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