It is with immense sadness that HollyFrontier confirms an employee has passed away due to injuries sustained yesterday during the fire that occurred at their El Dorado refinery.

The man who passed away in refinery accident was later confirmed to be Timothy J. Underwood. He was 52 years old. 

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” George Damiris, CEO and president of HollyFrontier Companies, said.

At approximately 11 a.m. CDT on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, HollyFrontier's emergency crew responded to a fire at the facility. No other injuries were sustained during the fire, and all employees and contractors who were on-site at the time have been accounted for.