Chevron Phillips Chemical contract worker dies weeks after construction site injury

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BAYTOWN, Texas – A contract worker at the Chevron Phillips Chemical plant in Baytown has died.

The worker, who was contracted by Fluor, was injured in an accident at Cedar Bayou construction site on April 23, the company said. He went through a series of procedures before he died.

The Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP released the following statement Wednesday:

"Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) can confirm that an employee of a contractor working on its US Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project passed away on the evening of May 6 following hospitalization for injuries sustained at the Cedar Bayou construction site on April 23.  The contractor’s employee was transported from the company’s Cedar Bayou construction site to an area hospital and later transferred to a Houston trauma center where he had undergone a series of procedures. We express our deepest sympathies to his family and friends during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with his loved ones."

The identity of the worker has not been released.