Crane Accident Reported at Exxon

NBC Los Angeles, June 21, 2016

A 300 ton crane reportedly tipped over and injured several workers at Exxon's 149,500 bpd Torrance refinery on Monday. The crane was being used to move debris according to the local fire department. No other details surrounding the accident have been released. This is yet another safety incident to strike the refinery, which has been largely out of operation since a February 2015 explosion rocked the facility. Following an investigation, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board determined that the facility had numerous process safety management deficiencies. The Torrance refinery was finally restarted in May 2016 and is pending sale to U.S. refiner PBF Energy.


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