Two Brothers Killed At BP Refinery In Ohio

Refinery Fire

Tuesday’s fire at the BP Husky Toledo Refinery resulted in the deaths of two people.

After the fire, two people were killed by injuries sustained in the incident, according to BP representatives.

It is reported that two brothers, Ben and Max Morrissey, were killed. They belonged to United Steelworkers Local 346 in District One.

“It is with deep sadness that we report that two BP employees have passed away after being injured in a fire at the BP Husky Toledo Refinery,” refinery officials said Wednesday. “Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of these two individuals. All other staff members are accounted for. Our employee assistance team is on site in Toledo to assist employees affected by this tragedy.”

The refinery remains offline Wednesday after the fire was extinguished last night at around 10:15 p.m., according to BP Husky.

On Tuesday evening, Lucas County Regional Dispatch reported that injured workers were at the refinery in the 4100 block of Cedar Point Road in Oregon.

The OSHA compliance officers arrived at the facility on Wednesday.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Brothers killed in refinery fire, family confirms – Toledo Blade
  2. Two brothers die in BP Husky Toledo Refinery fire, OSHA investigating – KTVG
  3. Steelworkers killed in Tuesday fire and ‘explosion’ at BP refinery in Oregon identified as brothers – WTOL
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