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Tue May 8, 2012
Three Sinclair workers harmed in flash fire
Three workers at the Sinclair refinery near
Rawlins have been flown to a burn center in Colorado following a
Sinclair Oil Corp. says the incident happened inside a gas
recovery unit at its refinery, about five miles east of Rawlins,
about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday.
Sinclair Police Chief Jeff Sanders says it was a flash fire and
four workers were originally taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbon
A Memorial Hospital spokeswoman says three of the workers were
flown to a burn center in Greeley, Colo., while the fourth was
treated and released. No details on the injuries of the
hospitalized workers were immediately available.
Salt Lake City-based Sinclair says there appeared to be little
or no damage to the facility.
It says it is investigating the incident.