Crane Collapse At Wood River Refinery Kills One And Injuries One

Picture Courtesy: Wood River Refinery Facebook Page

ROXANA – One person has died, and another person is hurt after a crane overturned Tuesday morning at the Wood River refinery in Roxana.

The incident happened around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the refinery in the 900 block of South Central Avenue. Investigators say a contract employee died from injuries and a second contract employee has been rushed to hospital for treatment.

a statement was released from Wood River Refinery which read ” The safety of our people, the community and the environment are of utmost importance to our company. These priorities will guide our efforts as we investigate the cause of the incident.  Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of the deceased individual.  The names of the those involved are being withheld until their respective families are notified. The refinery emergency response team is working to stabilize the impacts of the overturned crane.  An investigation into the cause of the incident is underway. 

Phillips 66 owns the Wood River Refinery. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also responding to the situation. No names have been released.

More information to come.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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