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Update 6th person dies from Tesoro Anacortes fire

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Charles Randall

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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