The explosion, which killed a subcontractor and severely burned two other workers on March 6, 2012, allegedly caused such terrible damage because Valero allowed employees to work on a piece of equipment called a flare range that still had flammable gasses flowing through it. Because those gasses had not been completely cleared from the flare line, the lawsuit claims, a large flash fire erupted.
According to the Commercial Appeal, the lawsuit alleges that Valero committed:
“severe and gross negligence — from failing to ensure that there were no hazardous or flammable gases in the flare line to providing timely firefighting assistance and having automatic firefighting equipment in place. [The lawsuit] claims that the March 6 fire was the third one at the Memphis refinery in less than two years.”
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