Work resumes at Okla. refinery after deadly blast - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Work resumes at Okla. refinery after deadly blast

Posted: Updated:

By KEN MILLER
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Work has resumed at an Oklahoma oil refinery where one worker was killed and another injured when a boiler exploded.

Sugar Land, Texas,-based CVR Energy Inc. said Sunday that maintenance work at the refinery in Wynnewood (WIN'-ee-wood) has resumed after Friday's explosion that killed 34-year-old Billy Smith of Pauls Valley.

Employee Russell Mann of Davis remained in critical condition Sunday at an Oklahoma City hospital as a result of injuries he suffered in the blast.

CVR CEO Jack Lipinski said in a statement that the company is cooperating with state and federal investigators to determine the cause of the explosion.

Garvin County Sheriff Larry Rhodes says federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials arrived on the scene Saturday.

OSHA officials did not immediately return telephone and email messages on Sunday.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Man accused of bar stabbing arrested

    Man accused of bar stabbing arrested

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:23:08 GMT
    A Comanche County man accused of stabbing a woman outside a bar and punching another woman in the face is behind bars.
    A Comanche County man accused of stabbing a woman outside a bar and punching another woman in the face is behind bars.
  • SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:07:18 GMT
    The Cooler Temperatures and Rain Chances Are Here...
    The Cooler Temperatures and Rain Chances Are Here...
  • Fallin complains about costs of immigrant children

    Fallin complains about costs of immigrant children

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:37:01 GMT
    Gov. Mary Fallin is complaining to federal officials about the potential cost to Oklahoma from unaccompanied immigrant minors who are released from a temporary shelter at Fort Sill and placed with sponsors in the state.
    Gov. Mary Fallin is complaining to federal officials about the potential cost to Oklahoma from unaccompanied immigrant minors who are released from a temporary shelter at Fort Sill and placed with sponsors in the state.
Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811
Email: news@kswo.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.