Phillips 66 to conduct drill exercise this week

Published: Aug. 6, 2013 at 8:10 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 7, 2013 at 7:28 PM CDT
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WESTLAKE, LA (KPLC) - The Phillips 66 Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex in Westlake will conduct drill exercises this week over multiple days to cover all shifts.

Company officials, in a news release, said residents should not be alarmed by horns.

The drill exercises will be at 9 p.m. Wednesday, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday and at 11 a.m. as well as 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11.

"Neighbors and passersby may hear a series of horn blasts and see employees gathering in the parking lot, however, they should not be alarmed as this is part of the exercise. The horns will sound to signal the start of the evacuation and then again when the all clear is issued," the release states.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all VPP Star sites to conduct an annual evacuation drill, officials said.

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