April 6, 2013

Heat of the moment

On August 6, 2012, workers at a Chevron refinery in Richmond, California, noticed a small hydrocarbon leak in the piping system and attempted to fix it. But a flash fire suddenly erupted and eventually ignited into a major blaze, sending a massive plume of smoke and soot into the air high above the plant.

In my newest article, published in the Joint Commission's EC News newsletter, I detail how one area hospital responded to the sudden influx of fire-related patients seeking treatment.

Click here to read the story.