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3 critically injured in Wyoming refinery fire

Published May 9, 2012 11:45 am

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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.

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.