Thread: Massive explosion
03-23-2005, 06:29 PM #1
Sorry to bother everyone I just need to vent. I work on night shift at the Brititsh Petroleum refinery tin Texas City, TX.
Have any of you guys seen the news?
I got a call today about 2:00pm they said there was an explosion at our complex. They were trying to get a head count of everyone at the facility. After a couple of hours, I foundout that three of the five guys who do MY JOB on day shift were unacounted for after a massive explosion at work.
I turned on the news only to discover that rescue crews were digging thru rubble where my office once stood.
The death count as of now is only at four. However there are more thatn 35 employees of various companies that are not accounted for.
What is crazy, is that I was supposed to work day shift. However I was recently promoted to night shift supervisor. If not for this promotion I would be missing / presumed dead as the others are now.
Right now I'm sitting alone in my hotel room awaiting more news. Sorry to whine or lay all this heavy **** on everybody, I just needed to vent.
03-23-2005, 06:31 PM #2
Sorry I just realized that that probably does not belong in this forum. If the mods wish, move it to the proper forum.
03-23-2005, 06:34 PM #3Member
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that is nuts , good thing your got promoted .
03-23-2005, 06:37 PM #4
My sympathy for your friends and co-workers.
You feel that brotha, you're alive!
03-23-2005, 06:39 PM #5
my brother in law works at BP in Houston. He said they were all in shock.
03-23-2005, 06:39 PM #6
bro that sux being ex military i know how it feals to lose comrads
i hope they find more survivors
03-23-2005, 06:43 PM #7Associate Member
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i'm sorry about the losses. bro i'm glad that ur alive to type this post..
03-23-2005, 06:43 PM #8
I just got off the phone with the wife of my counterpart on dayshift. They have just spoken with the plant manager of the facility. He is still missing along with my two other co-workers. She is understandabley very shaken up. No word on his whereabouts as of yet. Earlier I spoke to another guy I know on day shift. He overheard the rescue workers sifting thru the rubble say things like " this one is dead, concentrate on finding survivors."
Once again sorry to lay this on everybody. It's just not something I can discuss with my girlfriend. She worries enough about me while I am at work.
03-23-2005, 06:45 PM #9Originally Posted by nj123
Who does your brother-in-law work for?
I work for Fluor Global Corporation.
03-23-2005, 07:13 PM #10
Hey guys I'm moving this to the lounge. "Wrong Forum thread"
I copied & pasted it so it looks a little funny. I did not want to interfere with guys needing legitimate steroid questions answered.
03-23-2005, 09:24 PM #11
My mom is a chemist who works at that plant too. It sent shivers up my spine to hear about what happened, but I spoke with her this afternoon. She was rattled, but alright. I wish the best for your coworkers and those who were unaccounted for. I hope they turn up okay. It's always been a concern of mine that something like this would happen.
03-23-2005, 09:42 PM #12
thank all of you for your good thoughts
I spoke with the family members, my company & British Petroleum in the last few minutes. No word yet on their whereabouts. As I said earlier the main part of this thread is in the lounge. "more appropirate" thread.
03-24-2005, 01:12 AM #13
well that sux but post it in the lounge next time!
03-24-2005, 01:44 AM #14Member
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