Worker Dies in Corpus Christi Terminal Accident

Worker Dies in Corpus Christi Terminal Accident

Staff Report
The Associated Press

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a contract worker at a South Texas storage terminal complex has died after a metal pipe fell on him.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports operations at the Trafigura EF-90 plant have been halted since the death of 54-year-old Jeffery Babzien.

State and federal safety officials were at the Corpus Christi site on Tuesday, a day after the accident. Babzien was dead at the scene after being struck by a pipe that fell from a crane.

A statement Wednesday from Trafigura says company officials are helping review the accident. A spokeswoman described the site as a storage terminal for crude and refined products and an LPG export facility.

Two workers were killed in December at the complex when a tank collapsed and the men fell about 60 feet.