July 20, 2009 | Mark Paradies

US Chemical Safety Board Sends Team to Fire at CITGO Refinery in Corpus Christi

Here’s the US CSB press release:

CSB Deploys to Fire at CITGO Refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas

Washington DC, July 20, 2009 – A four-member investigative team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is en route to the site of a fire that began Sunday morning in the hydrogen fluoride (HF) alkylation unit at the CITGO refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas.

One worker was airlifted to a burn center in San Antonio as a result of the accident at the 163,000 barrel per day refinery. The alkylation unit was reported to be shut down.

The CSB investigation team will be headed by Investigation Supervisor Robert Hall, PE.

For more information, contact Director of Public Affairs Dr. Daniel Horowitz, 202-261-7613, cell 202-441-6074.

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