A 31-year-old female contract worker has died while working on a construction site at ExxonMobil in Beaumont, Texas.
According to Reuters, the worker was employed by Echo Maintenance, a construction company for chemical plants and refineries. She was fatally injured after a 24-inch pipe fell and hit her in the head.
The woman, who was killed on Friday, was working on a new construction unit that will strip sulfur from gasoline to comply with ultra-low sulfur gasoline standards. Construction on the project began last year.
The accident did not interrupt production at the facility, which was already operating below capacity due to a fire last week.
Another contract worker was also struck by a pipe in the head and killed at the same refinery in May 2016.
Exxon said it is investigating the accident.