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Catalog Number 2011.002
Object Name Correspondence
Scope & Content Box with United States congress, enrolled resoultion engraved on front. Inside is paper of Resolution 1262, a U. S. House of Representatives Resolution, April 21, 2010 which expresses condolences to the families, friends and loved ones of the victims of the fire at Tesoro refinery on March's Point on April 2, 2010.

According to the april 7, 2010 ANACORTES AMERICAN, "When workers opened the coking drum, felieving the 46,000 gallons of super-heated material inside had collec sufficently for safe handling, the hot luquid spontaneously ignited in a lfash fire after hitting the air".

Those who died are: Matt Gumbel, 34 from Oak Harbor; Lew Janz, 41 from Anacortes; Daniel Aldridge, 50, from Anacortes; Matthew Bowen, 31 from Arlington; Darrin Hoines, 43, Ferndale; Kathryn Powell, 29, Burlington and Donna Van Dreumel, 36 from Oak Harbor, Washington.
Caption re: fire at Tesoro refinery 2010
Date 2010 April 21
People GUMBEL, Matthew
JANZ, Lew
ALDRIDGE, Daniel
BOWEN, Matthew
HOINES, Darrin
POWELL, Kathryn
VAN DREUMEL, Donna
Search Terms Tesoro
Tesoro Oil Refinery
explosion
coking drum
refinery
death
burn
fire
disaster
Subjects Disaster
Disaster - Fire
Industry
Industry - Refinery
People