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Seven injured in two US hydrocarbon plant incidents

06 June 2019

In the first incident, three people were hospitalised following a flash fire on June 5 at Summit Midstream’s Hereford Ranch Plant in northern Weld County near Grover on the Colorado-Wyoming border. According to local media, three contractors were working on a compressor when the fire ignited and all are now being treated for burns. Two are thought to be in critical condition and were taken by air ambulance to hospital.

Representative image: I Akradecki, Wikimedia CC
Representative image: I Akradecki, Wikimedia CC

In another incident in California on June 3, four were injured when an explosion ignited a fire at an oil and chemical storage terminal near Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department said the blast happened as jet fuel was being loaded into a tanker truck early Monday at Kinder Morgan’s facility in Carson.

Kinder Morgan’s terminal comprises about 100 acres and handles crude oil, finished petroleum products, ethanol and refinery feedstocks, according to its website.

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