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CVR Wynnewood, Oklahoma refinery boiler blast kills worker

Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:03am EDT

HOUSTON (Reuters) – One workman was killed in a boiler blast on Friday during CVR Energy Inc.’s 70,000 tub per day (bpd) Wynnewood, Oklahoma, refinery, a association mouthpiece pronounced in a statement.

Another refinery worker was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital, according to Garvin County Sheriff Larry Rhodes.

There was no glow following a blast, that occurred during about 6:20 p.m. internal time (1120 GMT) since a refinery was close down for a 40-day overhaul, Rhodes said.

“There was no hazard to Wynnewood or a surrounding communities,” Rhodes said.

Neither a association nor Rhodes gave sum about a injuries employees postulated in a blast.

Boilers are compulsory during a refinery to beget steam for electrical energy production, and for use in a wanton oil enlightening process.

“All other employees are accounted for during this time,” pronounced CVR mouthpiece Angie Dasbach. “Company officials are assessing a conditions and will yield updates as information becomes available.”

CVR acquired a Wynnewood refinery when it purchased Gary-Williams Energy Corp for $525 million in December.

Wynnewood is located 67 miles south of a state collateral of Oklahoma City.

(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Daniel Magnowski)

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