Multiple people injured in Wisconsin oil refinery explosion, reports say

27 April, 2018, 00:32 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Explosion rocks Superior, Wisconsin refinery; fire chief says at least six people hurt

Shelters were being readied for evacuees at University of Wisconsin-Superior and an elementary school.

It isn't clear how many people the evacuation order will effect. The main concern is evacuating residents in the area in a safe and timely manner, said Superior Mayor Jim Paine. The corridor downwind to the south of the refinery is sparsely populated.

Some initial reports claimed there are "at least 20 casualties", but that number has not been confirmed. The TV station reports St. Luke's Hospital confirms that they have an incident command center set up, and are "fully prepared" to receive patients from the explosion.

Husky Energy, who purchased the refinery in November, employs about 180 people. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, a Level II trauma center, according to Maureen Talirico, a spokeswoman for Essentia Health. She said emergency room physicians described those patients as awake and alert. Three schools and St. Mary's Hospital in Superior were being evacuated as a precaution. Superior Mayor Jim Paine said he was at fire headquarters and reported almost all of the injured are accounted for and transported from the scene. She doesn't know the condition of that person.

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Mel Duvall, manager of media and issues for Calgary-based Husky Energy, said he had no information on where inside the refinery the initial explosion occurred. There are no known fatalities.

Five people have been taken to the hospital at this time;.

An explosion at an oil refinery in Wisconsin on Thursday resulted in at least 20 casualties, fire officials told KQDS. Nick Alexander, Superior police chief, said the fire could continue to burn for two days or more. The fire is out.

A contractor who was inside the building told WDIO television that the explosion sounded like "a sonic boom" and that it happened when crews were working on shutting the plant down for repairs. It produces gasoline, asphalt and other petroleum products primarily for northern markets.

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The refinery had been fined by federal officials several years ago under its previous owners.

KBJR says an explosion happened at a Husky Energy Refinery in Superior.

A spokesperson for Essentia Health said 11 people were transported to hospitals in Duluth and Superior.

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