20 Injured, Evacuation Advised After Wisconsin Refinery Explosion

At least 20 people were injured after an oil refinery explosion in Superior, Wisconsin. Authorities have asked anyone within a mile radius, or within 10 miles to the south, to evacuate the area.

About the Superior, Wisconsin Refinery Explosion

According to Time, a tank explosion occurred at the Husky oil refinery Thursday morning, resulting in a fire at the scene and about 20 injuries. At least six people were hospitalized following the incident.

Superior police said the fire was initially put, but reignited. Following the resignation, police began advising that anyone within a one-mile radius of the refinery, or within 10 miles due south of the refinery, evacuate for their own safety.

The cause of the tank explosion is still unclear and will be investigated once the scene is stable.

Construction Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 5,190 workers were killed on the job in 2016. This averages to more than 99 deaths a week or more than 14 deaths every day.
  • Of the 4,693 worker fatalities that occurred in private industry, 991 were associated with construction.
  • The leading causes of construction-related deaths are:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-In/Between

Contact an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury in a construction accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Accidents that occur on construction sites can cause severe, life-altering injuries, causing physical, emotional, and financial pain. Our experienced construction injury attorneys work diligently to make sure our clients are comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. At Thomas J. Henry, we have a record of achieving real results for our clients.

Let us assist you with your construction accident injury. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review.

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