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Motiva contract worker dies after accident near Texas refinery

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A contract worker died on Thursday from injuries received in an accident while working for Motiva Enterprises [MOTIV.UL] in an area between its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery and terminal, the company said.

"The Motiva family is devastated by this news," said Greg Lucchesi, general manager of the Port Arthur refinery.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased contract employee, his family and coworkers. We are focused on supporting the family and conducting a thorough investigation into the cause to ensure this never happens again."

Motiva also said the worker was an employee of Newtron Beaumont, which is an electrical and instrumentation contractor in Beaumont, Texas.

A source familiar with refinery operations said the worker was working near a crane when it apparently fell over on him.

(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Peter Cooney)