Industrial Safety

Contractor injured in fall at Exxon polyethylene plant

By Liz Teitz, for Beaumont Enterprise

Jan 10, 2018

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A contractor was injured while working at on the expansion project at the Exxon Mobil polyethylene plant on U.S. 90 in Beaumont, TX, a company spokeswoman said.

The worker is being transported to a hospital with a leg injury, spokeswoman Ashley Alemayehu said. He fell from scaffolding, she said.

Exxon announced in November 2016 that the company would expand polyethylene production at the Beaumont facility by 65 percent by adding a new production train.

The man injured Tuesday is the second worker injured while working on construction projects at Exxon's Beaumont locations in the last two months.

Yesenia Espinoza died on Dec. 1 while working on a construction site at the refinery in downtown Beaumont. Her family said in lawsuits filed against Echo Maintenance, Bechtel and Exxon Mobil that she was hit by a 24-inch a pipe.

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