Environmental, Health & Safety :: Plant & Personnel Safety
July 14, 2008
CSB determines causes of massive propane fire at Valero refinery
Final report calls on American Petroleum Institute to develop improved practices for refinery freeze protection, fireproofing, isolation valves, and fire protection systems; New CSB safety video released
A massive fire that injured four workers and caused the total shutdown and evacuation of the Valero McKee Refinery in Sunray, Tex., in February 2007 likely occurred after water leaked through a valve, froze, and cracked an out-of-service section of piping...
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