PORT ARTHUR, Texas — An employee at Motiva’s Port Arthur Refinery was injured early Friday morning after a fire broke out at the facility.
The “minor equipment fire” happened at about 6 a.m. and an employee received non-life threatening injuries according to a statement from Motiva.
The employee, who was not identified, was taken to a Southeast Texas hospital for treatment the statement said.
The fire was extinguished by Motiva employees after the facility’s emergency response plan was initiated according to the statement.
Motiva is investigating to determine the cause of the fire.
From a Motiva statement…
At approximately 6:00 a.m. on January 24, a minor equipment fire occurred at Motiva's Port Arthur refinery resulting in non-life threatening injuries to one of our employees.
The employee was transported to a local hospital and is currently receiving medical treatment.
Following the incident, Motiva initiated its emergency response plan, which included immediately deploying personnel to respond to the incident area.
The fire was quickly contained and safely extinguished.
Motiva has begun a full investigation to determine the cause of the incident.
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