Refinery explosion victim’s sister speaks out

Refinery explosion victim’s sister speaks out

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KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

ANACORTES, Wash. – The sister a workers who died in the 2010 refinery explosion in Anacortes is speaking out in a new video from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.

Amy Gumbel’s brother, Matt Gumbel was fatally burned in the explosion at the Tesoro refinery.

In the video, she describes how the tragic accident affected her and her family.

Play Amy Gumbel on brother’s death

Gumbel says she’d like to see the laws changed to improve refinery safety.

Play Amy Gumbel on safety

Seven workers were killed in the explosion on April 2, 2010.

To watch the video go to


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