Wisconsin Refinery Explosion Injures 11 workers

A refinery tank explosion on Thursday in  Wisconsin left eleven workers injured. It happened at the Husky Energy refinery in Superior, Wisconsin.

Fire Chief Steve Panger said at last word, there were no known fatalities when a tank containing crude oil or asphalt exploded.

Five patients were rushed to the St.  Mary Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota and another five were treated at the St. Mary Medical center in Superior. One patient was treated at the St. Luke hospital in Duluth.

The blast happened in the morning and the workers were in the process of shutting down the plant for repairs. A contractor inside the building said the blast sounded like a “sonic boom”


This image from video provided by WDIO-TV in Duluth shows smoke rising from the Husky Energy oil refinery after an explosion Thursday morning, April 26, 2018 in Superior, Wis.


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