Refinery explosion injures 10 in Canada

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 5:20pm

An explosion and fire at a crude oil refinery in the central Canadian province of Saskatchewan has injured 10 people.

Gilbert Ledressay, the safety manager of the Consumers' Co-operative Refinery plant in Regina, said Thursday eight were taken to hospital with burns and two were treated on site.

He says there's no word on how seriously the people have been burned.

He says the explosion seems to have been caused by a release of diesel and hydrogen gas.

The Co-op refiner is taking steps to account for employees and contractors on the site.

A cloud of black smoke billowed from the refinery.


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