Crane Accident

PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) - Federal work-safety officials are
investigating the weekend death of a contract worker at the Total
Petrochemical refinery in Port Arthur.

Refinery spokesman Pat Avery says an object of some sort apparently fell from a crane and struck the worker in the head Saturday afternoon. He was airlifted to Christus St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont, where he died yesterday.

The French oil company Total hasn't released the identity of the worker nor the company that employed him. But Avery said the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the company are conducting separate investigations.


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