PORT ARTHUR - Port Arthur police department responded to an accident at MLK and Terminal road near the Motiva plant at approximately 5:00p.m. Thursday.
A crane had fallen on an individual, according to a Port Arthur Police spokesperson.
The contract employee from Newtron's Beaumont Facility was doing maintenance work on the right-of-way between the Port Arthur refinery and Port Arthur Terminal according to Motiva. Motiva emphasized that safety is their first priority and that they are deeply saddened by the event.
Acadian Ambulance responded to the scene and transported the man to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas, where he was pronounced dead.
The name of man is not being released until next of kin has been notified.
OSHA and Motiva are investigating the accident.
Motiva issued the following statement:
The Motiva family is devastated by this news,” said Greg Lucchesi, General Manager of the Port Arthur Refinery. Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased contract employee, their family and coworkers. We are focused on supporting the family and conducting a thorough investigation into the cause to ensure this never happens again.
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