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2nd Worker Injured in Oklahoma Refinery Blast Dies
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A second man who was injured in an explosion at an Oklahoma oil refinery has died.
A University of Oklahoma Medical Center spokesman says Russell Mann of Davis died Tuesday at the Oklahoma City hospital.
Mann was injured and Billy Smith of Pauls Valley was killed Sept. 28 when a boiler exploded at Wynnewood Refining Co., owned by CVR Energy Inc. of Sugar Land, Texas.
CVR officials have said the explosion occurred as the boiler was being restarted following scheduled maintenance and upkeep, which resumed the following day.
CVR issued a statement saying an investigation into the blast continues and CEO Jack Lipinski expressed "heartfelt sympathies" to all affected by the blast.
A U.S. Department of Labor spokeswoman also said an investigation is ongoing and declined further comment.
Posted: Thursday, October 18 2012, 07:34 AM CDT
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Owasso city manager placed on paid leave
May 25, 2013 19:00 GMT
OWASSO, Okla. (AP) -- The Owasso City Council has placed City Manager Rodney Ray on paid leave while his offices' internal affairs are investigated.
The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/10rGuxQ ) that Mayor Doug Bonebrake said Friday that a complaint was filed against Ray by a city employee. The mayor declined to reveal the nature of the complaint.
Ray said he respects the City Council and predicts he will have no "issues" with the investigation. Ray has said the council meeting was called to discuss a "police incident." He declined further comment.
The City Council met for about 45 minutes Friday before voting 4-0 to place Ray on leave, then voting 4-0 to appoint Assistant City Manager Warren Lehr as acting city manager.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
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