Worker Injured at Exxon Mobil Refinery

A worker was injured at Exxon Mobil Corp.’s Torrance, California refinery Thursday.

Shortly after 12:00 p.m. Thursday a worker at Exxon’s Torrance refinery was injured while performing his duties and transported to an area hospital, according to Exxon spokeswoman Aarti Ramachandran. “According to medical personal,” Ramachandran said, “the employee’s injuries are not considered life threatening.”

Krisann Chasarik, a spokeswoman for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health in San Francisco, said the agency is aggressively investigating the incident. No further details have been released, Chesarik said.

Exxon Mobil Corp has not released the name of the injured worker. Ramachandran declined to comment on where the incident occurred and what equipment may have been involved. Ramachandran said she could not comment on the possibility of a long-term disability claim.

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