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Three critically injured in Sinclair refinery fire
The Sinclair oil refinery was the site of a flash fire Tuesday. File photo

Three critically injured in Sinclair refinery fire

May 9, 2012 - The Associated Press

RAWLINS (AP) -- Three workers injured in a fire at the Sinclair refinery near Rawlins were taken to a burn center in Colorado in critical condition.

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

Tim Bjork, Eric Hansen and another unidentified worker were critically injured and being treated at a burn center in Greeley, Colo. A fourth worker was treated and released from Memorial Hospital of Carbon County. The state Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating, but an agency spokeswoman said Wednesday that it has no information to release. Salt Lake City-based Sinclair has released little information but says there appeared to be little or no damage to the facility.

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