6 injured in explosion at Marathon
St. John the Baptist Parish, Los Angeles – Officials responded to an explosion at the Marathon Refinery in Greville, Los Angeles, located in Saint John the Baptist Parish, on Monday, February 21.
The factory, located in St. John the Baptist Parish, reported the explosion in the middle of the morning. The crews at the scene of the accident had a fire under control and all contract workers were confined.
On Monday, February 21, Marathon Petroleum emergency responders put out a fire at the company’s Greville, Louisiana refinery that had started around 9:30 a.m. Central time.
Explosion at Marathon refinery in Louisiana injures 1
- All employees and contract workers were counted.
Six contract workers sustained minor injuries, three of whom were treated on site.
Three of them were assessed at a local health care facility as a precaution and have been released.
Community air monitoring has been deployed, and no hazardous levels of emissions have been detected.
Air monitoring continued throughout the night as a precaution.
The safety of our responders, employees, contractors and the community is our top priority, and we will conduct a full investigation to determine the cause of the fire.
Sheriff Mike Triggere said there had been an “explosion on site” at the facility and added that there was no off-site impact.
Louisiana State Police temporarily closed the airline highway between Louisiana State Route 54 and West 10th Street near the refinery, but it has since reopened.