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Fluor Confirms 3 Deaths in Texas City Refinery Explosion

Fluor LogoFluor Corporation has confirmed that three of its employees died Wednesday in an explosion and fire at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas. The employees' families have been notified, and grief counseling has been made available to them.

"As a company, our hearts go out to the families and friends of our colleagues, as well as to those from other companies, who were lost in this tragedy," said Alan Boeckmann, Fluor's chairman and chief executive officer.

Names of the employees are expected to be released Friday, March 25, by the Galveston County Medical Examiner.

All three men were attending a meeting near the part of the facility involved in the incident under a contract Fluor has with BP to assist with maintenance activities at the refining and chemicals site. Fluor personnel were not working where the accident occurred.

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Posted 25/03/05

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