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    Charles Randall
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    Five Burned at Citgo Corpus Christi Refinery, Caller.com Says
    2008-02-22 13:02 (New York)

    By Robert Tuttle
         Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) — Five people were burned at Citgo
    Petroleum Corp.’s Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery today
    , the
    Caller Times reported on its caller.com Web site, without citing
    anyone.
         One person was taken to hospital in “critical condition,”
    the report said. The other four individuals were “considered to
    be in non-critical condition.”
         A refinery spokesman couldn’t be contacted immediately for
    comment.
         Citgo is wholly owned by Venezuela’s state-oil company,
    Petroleos de Venezuela SA.

    –Editor: Bill Banker, Theo Mullen

    To contact the reporter on this story:
    Robert Tuttle in New York at +1-212-617-3465 or
    rtuttle@bloomberg.net

    To contact the editor responsible for this story:
    Dan Stets at +1-212-617-4403 or
    dstets@bloomberg.net

  • #7024

    Charles Randall
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    Here is follow-up news release with a little more detail on Citgo Corpus accident, appears only 4 were injured.
     
    Oil Line Sprays Workers, Injuring Four, at Citgo Texas Refinery
    2008-02-22 13:40 (New York)

    By Jordan Burke
         Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) — A high-pressure oil line sprayed
    workers at Citgo Petroleum Corp.’s Corpus Christi
    ,
    Texas,
    refinery today, injuring four, the local fire department said.
         The spill occurred around 10:30 a.m. local time, said
    Battalion Chief Wayne Prall of the Corpus Christi Fire
    Department.
         Four workers were treated and taken to the hospital, he
    said. One worker is in critical condition and three are in
    stable condition, h
    e said.
         Caller Times reported on its Caller.com Web site that five
    people were injured, one critically.
         The refinery’s emergency response team is on the scene,
    Prall said. Citgo spokesman Fernando Garay didn’t immediately
    return a call seeking comment.
         Citgo is wholly owned by Venezuela’s state-oil company,
    Petroleos de Venezuela SA. The refinery is capable of processing
    156,000 barrels of oil a day and is about 235 miles (378
    kilometers) southwest of Houston.

    –Editor: Bill Banker, Joe Link

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