A series of explosions and fires rocked the Husky Energy oil refinery in Northwestern Wisconsin on Thursday, sending an inky plume of smoke across the city, forcing evacuations and sending several people to the hospital.
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April 27, 2018 – A total of 11 refinery victims were treated in Duluth and Superior medical facilities, one with a “serious blast injury,” according to officials at Essentia Health and St. Luke’s hospital.
To date, no details have been made public regarding the extent of refinery damage or what caused the mid-morning explosion in a tower near giant asphalt storage tanks, one of which was punctured and spewed liquid asphalt onto the ground for hours, according to INFORUM. One of those tanks was punctured, spewing liquid asphalt onto the ground for hours.
Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, at least 11 people hurt: TMJ 4 News Video
Husky Energy was purchased last year by Calumet Specialty Products Partners for nearly $500,000 million, according to WGN 9. It’s Wisconsin’s only refinery, which produces gasoline, asphalt and other products.
The plant has been fined in the past for OSHA violations, when the facility was still Calumet’s. In 2015, OSHA fined Calumet $21,000 over emergency response and flammable liquids violations, according to U.S. Department of Labor spokesman Scott Allen. The violations were settled and the problems resolved by the end of that year, Allen said,
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