Man Released from the Hospital After Being Burned at Alon Refinery

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - A man suffered second degree burns while working at the Alon oil refinery in Big Spring.

According to Big Spring Fire Marshall Carl Condray, the man was burned when steam was released and hit his body.

The Vice President of the refinery tells NewsWest 9, the employee was working on a leak near the boiler.

When the man tried to lower the level of the boiler, he was sprayed with hot water.

He was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center and then to Lubbock's University Medical Center.

We're told he suffered second degree burns to over nine percent of his body.

However the man was released from the hospital around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning.