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Man dies after explosion at El Dorado refinery

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EL DORADO, Kan. (KAKE) -

A man who was severely burned in an explosion at a refinery in El Dorado has died. 

The incident happened Monday morning at HollyFrontier El Dorado Refining at 1401 Douglas Road. Authorities said the man in his 50s suffered second- and third-degree burns to about 80 percent of his body. 

A Via Christi spokesperson said the man died Monday night. His name was not released.


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A man has suffered second- and third-degree burns in an explosion at a refinery in El Dorado. 

The incident happened Monday morning at HollyFrontier El Dorado Refining at 1401 Douglas Road. A Butler County dispatch supervisor said the man in his 50s suffered the burns in a gasoline explosion. 

The man's name has not been released and it wasn't immediately clear if he works at the refinery. HollyFrontier's corporate office was closed for the Labor Day holiday.

No one else was hurt and the plant was not evacuated.

HollyFrontier's website says the El Dorado refinery has a crude oil capacity of 135,000 barrels per day.

Additional information was not provided.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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