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3 critically injured in Wyoming refinery fire

First Published May 09 2012 11:45 am • Last Updated May 09 2012 11:52 am

Rawlins, Wyo. • Three workers injured in a fire at a Sinclair refinery Wyoming were taken to a burn center in Colorado in critical condition.

Sinclair Oil Corp. says the flash fire happened Tuesday inside a gas recovery unit at its refinery about five miles east of Rawlins.

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The Rawlins Daily Times reports Tim Bjork, Eric Hansen and another unidentified worker were critically hurt and being treated at a burn center in Greeley, Colo. A fourth worker was treated and released from a Rawlins hospital.

The state Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating, but an agency spokeswoman said Wednesday it has no information to release.

Salt Lake City-based Sinclair has released little information but says there appears to be little or no damage to the facility.




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