Oregon, Ohio (WTVG) – The BP Husky Toledo refinery was closed after two people died in a facility fire on Tuesday.
BP representatives confirmed the death of two people after being injured in the fire.
According to The Blade, brothers Ben and Max Morrissey were killed. Those Morrisons were members of United Steelworkers District One Local 346, according to the union.
“It is with great sadness that we report that two BP employees have been injured in a fire at the BP Husky Toledo refinery,” refinery officials said in an announcement on Wednesday. “Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of these two individuals. All other staff members and our staff assistance team are on site in Toledo to support our staff affected by this tragedy.”
According to BP Husky, the fire was extinguished last night around 10:15 p.m. and the refinery was still offline on Wednesday.
According to the Lucas County Regional Office, refinery crews at the 4100 block of Cedar Point Road in Oregon responded at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night to reports of injuries.
OSHA compliance officers arrived at the facility on Wednesday.
Viewer video shows a fire at a BP refinery in Oregon on September 20, 2022
Per BP: The refinery can process up to 160,000 barrels of crude oil per day, providing the Midwest with gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, propane, asphalt and other products. https://t.co/dmX2Gg3Ens
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