Fire Injures Worker at Nev. Rerefinery


A fire caused by a ruptured product tank injured one worker at Bango Refinings rerefinery in Fallon, Nev., Monday morning.

In a news release issued Monday, Bango stated that around 9:15 a.m. this morning the facility experienced a rupture in one of its product tanks. The plant was operating normally at the time the incident occurred. A small fire that resulted from the ruptured tank was quickly extinguished. Although the full details are not known at this time, one employee was injured and has been evacuated to the hospital, and all other employees are safe and accounted for.

The company said no material escaped the facility that would be considered dangerous to the surrounding environs or local residents. All operations at the plant have been suspended pending a full investigation of the matter, the company stated. Bango Refining has dispatched a response and investigation team that will be on-site this evening.

Bangos rerefinery has capacity to produce 1,400 barrels per day of API Group II base oil. According to its web site, the rerefinery can rerefine up to 58,600 gallons per day of used lubricating oil. The plant is located on 30 acres in Nevadas Churchill County.