Federal investigators looking into last Wednesday’s industrial accident at the Tesoro refinery in Martinez, where two workers were sprayed in the face with sulfuric acid, have been denied access on their attempted return visits.
Two workers at the Tesoro Refinery in Martinez were airlifted to the hospital early Wednesday morning after an industrial accident.
A power outage caused flaring early Friday afternoon at the Tesoro Refinery in Contra Costa County. No shelter in place was ordered, but there are concerns over the black, smoke emissions for those with respiratory problems.
Officials at Tesoro’s Golden Eagle refinery near Martinez are reporting that about 84 gallons of sulfuric acid leaked Friday from a tank into a concrete basin on the plant’s property.
Tesoro Corp. was in the process of restarting its Martinez refinery Thursday after a power outage sent plumes of black smoke into the air, leading to a shelter-in-place order.
Health officials in Contra Costa County issued a shelter-in-place warning for a couple hours Wednesday for residents in Avon, Clyde and North Concord after Tesoro’s Golden Eagle refinery in nearby Martinez spewed black smoke into the sky.