ExxonMobil Fire Injures 12 in Beaumont

A fire at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Beaumont resulted in 12 injuries last week, leaving one victim with critical burns. According to ABC News, other victims were left with broken bones and less severe burns. A spokeswoman for ExxonMobil said that the fire occurred at 10:30 last Wednesday morning in a processing unit that was closed for maintenance. The unit was used to process crude oil. Exxon Mobil claims that the fire was controlled quickly, even though 12 people suffered injuries. “We sincerely regret this has happened and will conduct a complete investigation to determine the cause of the incident,” said the spokeswoman. Read More

Fertilizer Plant Explosion Causes 35 Fatalities in West, Texas

A fertilizer plant in West, Texas exploded, resulting in at least 35 deaths. According to news sources, an additional 160 people were injured in the explosion that Texas Gov. Rick Perry called “a nightmare scenario.” Among those killed were first responders. Additionally, more than 75 homes, a middle school, and a nursing home were destroyed or badly damaged in the mile-wide blast. A local hospital indicated that most of the injured survivors would be released from the hospital shortly, but others suffered more serious damage. Broken bones, lacerations, abrasions, head injuries, and breathing problems were reported among the injuries. Gov. Perry… Read More