April 5, 2010
Source: Tesoro Corporation
At approximately 12:30 a.m. Pacific time on April 2, a fire occurred at the Tesoro (TSO) Anacortes refinery. The incident was on a small section of the refinery following minor, routine maintenance. The fire was contained at around 2 a.m., has been extinguished and the unit has been shut down and isolated. Other major parts of the refinery remain in operation, but at reduced rates.
Tesoro reported the loss of four employees as a result of the fire
To the families of Daniel, Matt, Darrin, and Katy our hearts share your loss and our prayers are with you at this time of grief. We also continue to monitor the progress of 3 other co-workers who were injured and are being treated at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. We are providing grief counseling and support to all our co-workers and their families.
Several government agencies have been contacted, including OSHA and the Chemical Safety Board. the company said that it intends to fully cooperate with their investigations.