WHITING, Ind. (AP)
- A construction worker who was killed at BP’s sprawling northwestern
Indiana oil refinery died after falling about 30 feet.
The Lake County
coroner says 23-year-old Gilberto Rangel Jr. of Griffith was pronounced dead
Wednesday at BP’s Whiting refinery.
Indiana) Times reports the coroner found Rangel died from blunt force trauma
and his death was an accident.
The Whiting Fire
Department says Rangel fell about 30 feet, but provided no additional
BP says it will
conduct “a full investigation” into the accident at the refinery along Lake
Michigan about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of Chicago.
construction workers have been working at the refinery to build a new $300
million naphtha hydrotreater to meet a federal mandate to reduce gasoline’s