Three Workers Hospitalized in Delaware Refinery Explosion


Equipment failure at a Delaware refinery caused an explosion that has sent three workers to the hospital.

News outlets report the Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a release the Delaware City Refinery was the site of a “minor explosion” during equipment maintenance Tuesday.
A Delaware City Refining Company spokesman says the wounded are contractors. The News Journal argues that there is an explosion, but it does not explain how men are injured.

A 39-year-old man was in critical condition after suffering burns on his face and arms. A 36-year-old man was in a serious condition with burns on his face and neck. A 22-year-old male had a burn on his feet.

Fire Marshal Robert Fox, the fire, nor the equipment is not damaged, he said.

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