Texas Refinery Worker Died of Blunt Force Trauma

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) - Galveston County's chief medical examiner says a man died of blunt force trauma in an accident that injured two other workers at Valero's Texas City refinery.

Dr. Stephen Pustilnik said in Saturday's online edition of the Houston Chronicle that 40-year-old Tommy Manis of Alvin died after a boiler failure Friday night at the Valero plant.

Valero spokesman Bill Day told The Associated Press the accident had yet to be classified an explosion. He said the investigation was continuing.

Day said the other two men, a Valero employee and a contract worker, were "doing well." Day said there was no environmental impact in the area.

Operations have returned to normal at the refinery, which employs about 480 people.

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