Last Updated on September 22, 2022
Two BP workers died after a large fire broke out at a British Petroleum refinery in Toledo, Ohio on Tuesday.
,”It is with deep sadness we report that two bp staff injured in a fire at the bp Husky Toledo Refinery have passed away. Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of these two individuals,” a BP spokesperson said.
The cause of the enormous fire is still unknown. The fire was put out Tuesday night around 10:00 PM and the refinery was “safely shut down,” and has been offline since Tuesday.
This Toledo refinery has been a “cornerstone” of the regional economy for over 100 years, according to BP.
The refinery is able to produce 160,000 barrels of crude oil daily, which amounts to 3.8 million gallons of gas.
Video and images of the blaze were posted to social media.
The BP Husky Toledo Refinery in the city of Oregon, Ohio, caught fire on September 20. Two people were hurt in the fire and later died as a result of their injuries. pic.twitter.com/xj3nVIburp
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🇺🇸🛢️🔥The largest oil refinery in the United States is on fire
Unfortunately two people were injured in a severe fire at the BP-Husky Toledo refinery in Oregon, Ohio, owned by British Petroleum. pic.twitter.com/FEEU2KjhBL
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The two victims of the Ohio refinery fire were eventually identified as two brothers, Max and Ben Morrisey. The Morrisey brothers were members of the United Steelworkers 1-346 union.
The union made a post on Facebook about the tragic deaths and established ways to donate to the brothers’ families:
“On September 20th two of our members Max and Ben Morrissey who are siblings working at the Toledo BP Refinery were injured on the job and early on the morning of September 21st they succumb to those injuries.We have set up the “Ben and Max Morrissey Fund” for the families if you would like to donate you my do so the following ways.Croghan Colonial Bank4157 Navarre Ave.Oregon, OH 43616Venmo @USW1-346PayPal [email protected]”
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