Worker dies in Corpus Christi terminal accident

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by The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 11:24 AM

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Investigators say a contract worker at a South Texas storage terminal complex has died after a metal pipe fell on him.
   
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports operations at the Trafigura EF-90 plant have been halted since the death of 54-year-old Jeffery Babzien.
   
State and federal safety officials were at the Corpus Christi site on Tuesday, a day after the accident. Babzien was dead at the scene after being struck by a pipe that fell from a crane.
   
A statement Wednesday from Trafigura says company officials are helping review the accident. A spokeswoman described the site as a storage terminal for crude and refined products and an LPG export facility.
   
Two workers were killed in December at the complex when a tank collapsed and the men fell about 60 feet.
   
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Information from: Corpus Christi Caller-Times, http://www.caller.com

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