Contractor dies after being injured at ExxonMobil facility in Baytown

A sign notes the entrance to the ExxonMobile complex in Baytown, Texas, in this undated file image. (KPRC/File)

BAYTOWN, Texas – A contract worker died Tuesday after being injured at the ExxonMobil facility in Baytown.

KPRC 2 Investigates learned Wednesday that emergency crews responded to the plant on Decker Drive about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The worker was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.

ExxonMobil officials said in a written statement that the worker was employed by Contech Control Services.

The full statement follows:

“We regret that a contractor was fatally injured in an incident that occurred at the ExxonMobil Baytown Complex on February 11, 2020. The person involved was immediately attended to by emergency responders. We are greatly saddened by this and express our deepest sympathy to his family and his co-workers.”

Neither the identity of the worker nor the circumstances of his death were immediately released.

About the Authors:

Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.