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.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.