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Valero McKee Rifinery Explosion

Valero McKee Refinery Explosion Side Effects May Lead To Personal Injury Lawsuits

Valero McKee Refinery Explosion | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Injury, Illness, Chest Pains, Anxiety | Explosion, Fire, Burns

Representing Victims of Refinery Explosion in Texas

On February 16, 2006 an explosion rocked the Valero McKee Refinery in Sunray, Texas injuring 19 people to date and sparking a blaze that sent a massive black cloud billowing into the sky. One contract employee and two Valero workers with burns were transferred to University Medical Center in Lubbock, home of the regional burn unit. The three men were in critical condition and sixteen others were taken to a hospital. Only four remained hospitalized and were being treated for chest pains, anxiety and stress, Valero said. Of the 10 people treated at Moore County Hospital in Dumas, most suffered from smoke inhalation, said Theron Park, the hospital district's chief executive.

The refinery was shut down after the blast, as were pipelines in and out of the facility, the company said. Smoke from the fire could be seen in Amarillo, Texas, which is 60 miles away. Valero said the fire was believed to have started at the refinery's propane deasphalting unit, where fuel is processed at high temperatures. More than 400 workers were evacuated from the Valero McKee Refinery after the explosion, authorities said. No fatalities were reported, and the plant said all employees had been accounted for.

Valero, the largest refiner in North America, operates 17 refineries, 16 in North America and one in Aruba. The McKee refinery, located in Sunray, is one of six in Texas and has a capacity of 170,000 barrels per day.

Legal Rights for Victims Affected By Valero McKee Refinery Explosion

If you or a loved one suffered serious illnesses and/ or injuries as a result of this refinery explosion in Texas you may be entitled to compensation, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified pollutants attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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Refinery Worker Still in Hospital

Feb 19, 2007 | AP
One of the people hurt in a fire at a Valero Energy Corp. refinery remained in a hospital's burn unit Monday. A Valero contractor was in critical but stable condition at the University Medical Center's burn unit in Lubbock, the company said. Two Valero employees who had been in the burn unit were released from the hospital Monday, according to the company. They were among 14 hospitalized after Friday's blaze at the McKee refinery in West Texas. The company over the weekend adjusted its...

20 injured in Valero refinery blast

Feb 17, 2007 |
An explosion caused a "major fire" Friday at Valero Energy Corp.'s McKee refinery in the Texas Panhandle, injuring nearly 20 people and forcing the evacuation of more than 400 employees and contractors, Valero officials said. Area hospitals were treating the injured workers, including at least one who suffered burns. Another was treated for chest pains. "All employees have been accounted for," Valero spokeswoman Mary Rose Brown said Friday in an e-mailed statement....

Texas refinery fire burns after 19 hurt

Feb 17, 2007 | AP
A small fire continued to burn Saturday morning at a west Texas refinery a day after an explosion injured 19 people and produced a billowing cloud of smoke that could be seen 60 miles away. No deaths were reported and all employees at the Valero Energy Corp. McKee Refinery were accounted for, the company said. The blaze had subsided substantially by late Friday but still had not been extinguished by Saturday morning. Paul Jenkins, fire chief in the nearby community of Dumas, said Valero's...

The day after Valero blast

Feb 17, 2007 |
A day after a fire and explosion crippled Valero's McKee refinery here, only official-looking vehicles buzzed past plant barriers set up by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers manning vehicles with flashing lights. But Friday's blast at the 170,000-barrel-a-day plant, which Valero shut down, was the talk of the town. Jim and Linda White, who were working their cattle and wheat farm just six miles away from the Texas Panhandle plant, said they knew some of the workers who were injured....

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