Man burned in explosion at El Dorado refinery dies

HollyFrontier El Dorado refinery
HollyFrontier El Dorado refinery File photo

The 52-year-old man who was burned in an explosion at HollyFrontier El Dorado Refining on Monday has died, according to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis.

The man, who has not been identified, died overnight, a house supervisor said Tuesday.

He was taken to the hospital at around 11 a.m. Monday with second- and third-degree burns on more than 80 percent of his body, a Butler County dispatch supervisor said.

The incident happened at 1401 Douglas Road in El Dorado.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” George Damiris, CEO & President, HollyFrontier Companies said in a statement Tuesday.

He confirmed no other employees or on-site contractors were injured.

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