Canadian Manufacturing

Tense moments after leak discovered at Regina oil refinery

There have been four fires at Co-op refinery, including explosion last Christmas Eve and one that sent eight workers to hospital in 2011



REGINA—There were some tense moments after a leak in a connection was discovered at the Consumers Co-op Refinery in Regina.

Spokesperson Brad DeLorey said the leak was found in a flange connector Nov. 19.

He said a stage one alarm was immediately issued as a precautionary safety procedure in order to gather all the contractors at their muster points.

DeLorey said the area was declared safe within a couple of hours and no injuries were reported.

But while the rest of the refinery remains operational, DeLorey said the affected area will continue to be shut down an investigation can be completed.

Since 2011 there have been four fires at the refinery, including an explosion last Christmas Eve and one that sent eight workers to hospital in 2011.

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