Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2010
6th person dies from Anacortes refinery fire
Associated PressSEATTLE A sixth person has died from injuries from an Anacortes oil refinery blast.
A spokesman for the oil refinery company said Lew Janz died at 12:40 a.m. today at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The nursing supervisor said a seventh victim, Matt Gumbel, remains in serious condition.
Texas-based Tesoro said Monday that it will shut down the refinery this month until investigations are complete and repairs are made.
A fire engulfed the seven workers April 2. It was the deadliest event at a U.S. refinery since 15 people died at a BP facility in Texas in 2005.
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