2 workers burned by acid at Tesoro refinery

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Updated: 3/10 6:57 pm

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Two workers were burned by acid at a Tesoro refinery processing unit where a similar incident occurred last month.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that sulfuric acid spilled on two contract workers Monday at the company's Golden Eagle Refinery in Contra Costa County.

County hazard materials specialist Maria Duazo says both workers escaped serious injury because they were wearing protective garments.

A company said in a statement that the workers were decontaminated in a shower before being taken to the hospital.

The company said the incident is unrelated to last month's chemical release, where two workers not wearing protective gear sustained first-and-second degree burns.

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board, which is investigating the previous incident, said it will also look at the latest accident.

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