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A man is dead following a crane accident near Motiva Port Arthur Refinery that occurred Thursday, July 13.

Port Arthur Police Department reports that it responded to an accident at MLK and Terminal road near the Motiva plant at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday to find that a crane had fallen on an individual. PAPD reports that Acadian Ambulance responded to the scene and transported the man to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas, where he was pronounced dead.

The following statement was issued by Motiva following a reported crane accident near the refinery Thursday, July 13:


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