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Jul 09, 2008 12:00 AM

CSB Determines Massive Propane Fire at Valero Refinery in Sunray, Texas, Resulted from Water Freezing and Cracking Idle Section of Process Piping; New Safety Video Released

A massive fire that injured four workers and caused the total shutdown and evacuation of the Valero McKee Refinery in Sunray, Texas, in February 2007 likely occurred after water leaked through a valve, froze, and cracked an out-of-service section of piping, causing a release of high-pressure liquid propane, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said in a final investigation report issued today.

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Mar 09, 2007 12:00 AM

CSB to Conduct Full Investigation of Valero McKee Refinery Fire, Field Team Returns to Washington to Analyze Evidence

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board today announced it is conducting a full investigation of the propane fire that occurred February 16 at the Valero McKee Refinery here, seriously burning three workers and forcing the shutdown of the facility.

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Feb 17, 2007 12:00 AM

CSB Investigation Team to Begin Field Assessment of Explosion at Valero Refinery near Dumas, Texas

An investigative team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is deploying to the Valero McKee refinery near Dumas, Texas, north of Amarillo, where an explosion yesterday injured a number of workers and forced the shutdown of the facility.

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