A contractor has died after an incident at the ExxonMobil Baytown Complex.
Local news reported that emergency crews were at the scene at about 8:45am on Tuesday morning. The injured contract worker was taken to the hospital, but he died after he arrived.
The worker was employed by Contech Control Services, according to ExxonMobil officials. In a written statement, ExxonMobil expressed its “deepest sympathy” but released no details about the identity of the worker or how the incident occurred.
Unfortunately, this is not the first Baytown ExxonMobil tragedy. On July 31, 2019, a fire at the Baytown ExxonMobil Olefins plant injured 66 workers and unleased dozens of contaminants like butene, carbon monoxide, and butadiene into the air. Millions of gallons of firefighting wastewater were released into the Houston Ship Channel. The state of Texas sued ExxonMobil for environmental violations, seeking penalties of over $100,000. Additionally, Arnold & Itkin is representing multiple workers who were injured in this incident.
Our thoughts go out to this man’s loved ones after this tragic incident. We’ll be following the story as developments are released.