Two workers at the Sinclair refinery near Rawlins were injured in a late-night fire.
Both workers were treated at a local area hospital and released. Sinclair didn’t reveal the names of the workers.
It was reported that the “brief fire” occurred during start-up of a pump in the refinery’s alkylation unit. The fire was the refinery’s second in less than a month, and the latest in a long string of safety and environmental problems at the refinery.
In May, a flash fire in the refinery’s gas recovery unit burned four workers, three severely. Wyoming OSHA’s investigation showed all four men were wearing flame-resistant clothing.
The May fire and the injuries are still under investigation by Wyoming OSHA.
At least three citations will be issued to the refinery.
The Sinclair refinery processes about 80,000 barrels of crude oil a day.