ExxonMobil employee dies from accidental burn injuries

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The state has opened an investigation into the death of an ExxonMobil employee who succumbed to burn injuries sustained in an accident at the company's Torrance refinery, authorities said. Full Story
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fred

Chatsworth, CA

#1 Apr 28, 2009
Alright this is really sad though. There needs to be an investigation anyway. I feel for the family of this poor man.
Big J

United States

#2 Apr 28, 2009
I am on my 22 year as a refinery worker, and I have seen several bad things happen like this. I am very sorry for the family of this man.
Average Jane

Westminster, CA

#3 Apr 28, 2009
It is very well known within refinery circles that ExxonMobil has the worst reputation for safety. I should know, I used to work there and saw violations that were beyond atrocious. I'm surprised there haven't been more deaths. My heart goes out to the family.
Welder Jeff

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Apr 29, 2009
Cynthia Moore was just driving down Van Nees Ave. when an incident at that refinery took her life. I worked in all of the refineries in the LA area and was astonished by the number of accidents that occurred at the Torrance refinery.
MaryJane

Pasadena, CA

#5 Apr 29, 2009
Thanks for covering the failure of XOM to protect its employees. I'm saddened by the news and hope the Ca Dept. that's investigating, finds the truth on what happened to Mr. Tan. Great coverage Mr. Green!
MrCarson

Torrance, CA

#6 Apr 29, 2009
Average Jane wrote:
It is very well known within refinery circles that ExxonMobil has the worst reputation for safety. I should know, I used to work there and saw violations that were beyond atrocious. I'm surprised there haven't been more deaths. My heart goes out to the family.
I love that you are always willing to make up stories. Maybe you could spend your time writing a book instead of polluting topix with lies.

I do not think that your heart goes out to the family because you seem to be a very cold person in your posts on other subjects.
WHY

Lomita, CA

#7 Apr 29, 2009
Obviously something is wrong when so many deaths occur in a workplace!!! Hello!!!
bigj

Houston, TX

#8 Apr 29, 2009
need to upgrade equipment..refinery is tool old has 1900s equipment and everything is falling apart..all da money they make and old piping and equipment...rip
Sad Buddy

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#9 Apr 29, 2009
He was a good friend and co-worker. He will and is greatly missed
gary vanderburg

United States

#10 Apr 29, 2009
so sad. i hope mobil takes care of his family. prayers to his family. be safe all.
Friend

Irving, TX

#11 Apr 29, 2009
We will miss you Nelson . We love you buddy!!!!!!!!!
big dogg

Redondo Beach, CA

#12 Apr 30, 2009
this process unit is remarkably dangerous. if xom would upgrade the facility like they have said they are going to do, stuff like this would not happen. the whole refinery is a ticking timebomb due to equipment being outdated. we love you buddy and will never forget you.
Average Jane

Westminster, CA

#13 Apr 30, 2009
MrCarson wrote:
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I love that you are always willing to make up stories. Maybe you could spend your time writing a book instead of polluting topix with lies.
I do not think that your heart goes out to the family because you seem to be a very cold person in your posts on other subjects.
You're right, I'm heartless...but only towards child molesters, rapists, defense attorneys, thieves, and criminals in general. No argument there. I did, in deed, work at ExxonMobil and hated every minute of it. One of the best days of my life was walking out of that place for the last time. And for the record, I have a healthy respect and admiration for law enforcement officers who risk there lives to keep me safe. You won't read any lies on here from me.
know-it-all

Long Beach, CA

#14 Apr 30, 2009
Don't be too judgemental on ExxonMobil. All refineries have had accidents and disasters. Refineries are just dangerous places to work, period. Think about it, they're handling thousands of gallons of flammable liquids and gases. Its a wonder there aren't more accidents.
Johnny M

Houston, TX

#15 Apr 30, 2009
I am a refinery worker and Mobils reputation is well known amongst socal refinery workers. Its the place nobody wants to work in and has more fatalitys than any other one in the basin. While its true that refineries are a dangerous place to work, Mobil is the worst as far as Safety is concerned. The incompetence and complacency in that place are amazing. I was happy to leave that place.
Average Jane

Westminster, CA

#16 Apr 30, 2009
Johnny M wrote:
I am a refinery worker and Mobils reputation is well known amongst socal refinery workers. Its the place nobody wants to work in and has more fatalitys than any other one in the basin. While its true that refineries are a dangerous place to work, Mobil is the worst as far as Safety is concerned. The incompetence and complacency in that place are amazing. I was happy to leave that place.
Thank you, Johnny. That's exactly what I was trying to say.
Gaine

Irving, TX

#17 Apr 30, 2009
Johnny M wrote:
I am a refinery worker and Mobils reputation is well known amongst socal refinery workers. Its the place nobody wants to work in and has more fatalitys than any other one in the basin. While its true that refineries are a dangerous place to work, Mobil is the worst as far as Safety is concerned. The incompetence and complacency in that place are amazing. I was happy to leave that place.
You want to compare incompetence. Look at the BP Texas city plant in your back yard. The people live in fear everyday.
big dogg

Redondo Beach, CA

#18 May 2, 2009
well in another 5 years we will be safe. Nelson, buddy you where a true friend and i love you buddy. i will never forget you and i'll never let you be forgotten.Saftey comes after we lose someone we love not before. You will never be forgotten.
Bull

Bakersfield, CA

#19 Apr 24, 2013
I to was a 22 year veteran of the Exxon cover up. They preach safety but is the last thing on their mind when it comes to profit. Exxons company doctors minimize the severity of injuries and leaves the injuried employees with permanent scares by under treating. Shame, shame, shame.
Tony5hu

Pasadena, TX

#20 Mar 21, 2014
Bull wrote:
I to was a 22 year veteran of the Exxon cover up. They preach safety but is the last thing on their mind when it comes to profit. Exxons company doctors minimize the severity of injuries and leaves the injuried employees with permanent scares by under treating. Shame, shame, shame.
Yuppers. I m from Texas. I was out there working in 2009 when a gas release happened and I was overcome by the vapors. tjey told me I was a liar, that if i was to have inhaled the stuff that was released I would surely be dead. No doctor here in texas wohld see me for my injury. They all told me I needed to see the company doctor in cali. that's why they bring in workers from out of state when cali has so many qualified unemployed people. shame shame shame. theyre still giving me the run around and i can't ever go back into another refinery due to this type of cover up and neglect.

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