Shreveport Refinery Accident Results in Worker Death


Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. confirmed a worker at its Shreveport, La., facility died from injuries suffered in an incident at the site last Friday morning.

The employee, whose identity has not been released to the public, sustained serious injuries while working on site this morning, the company said May 20 in an emailed statement. He was quickly transported to University Health Hospital, where he passed away due to his injuries late this morning.

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The statement didnt disclose where the accident occurred on the site. The cause of the incident will be investigated, and the company intends to cooperate with appropriate regulatory agencies in their efforts to determine the underlying cause, Calumet continued. We will learn from this incident to ensure that the necessary measures are in place in an effort to avoid future accidents.

The incident had no impact on operations at the refinery, a company spokesman told Lube Report.

The Shreveport refinery has a base oil plant with capacity to make 4,800 b/d API Group I, 7,000 b/d Group II and 100 b/d naphthenic base oil capacities. According to Calumets website, the refinery was acquired in 2001. In addition to specialty specialty lubricating oils and waxes, it produces fuel products such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. The refinery has aggregate crude oil throughput capacity of approximately 60,000 barrels per day.

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