Worker dies in Corpus Christi terminal accident

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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 (http://bit.ly/1bLz547 ) 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.

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Information from: Corpus Christi

Caller-Times, http://www.caller.com

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