Superior Refinery Evacuated Over Concerns Of Tower Collapse

Company Officials Said Tower Was Moving In Wind

Husky Energy sign
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Workers at an oil refinery in Superior were evacuated because of concerns of a tower collapse.

The Husky Energy refinery is being rebuilt after major damage from an explosion and fire in 2018. Police say that while crews were working on a tower Thursday they heard a pop and realized there was a defect in the “tower’s structural integrity.”

The company said the tower was moving in the wind.

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Minnesota Public Radio News reported workers were evacuated, electric and gas service was turned off and the road adjacent to the refinery was closed.

Husky Energy said it’s “developing a plan to investigate an appropriate path forward.”