One Dead After a Crane Accident at Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery

Reuters, December 7, 2022

One contract employee died and another was injured after a crane overturned on Tuesday at Phillips 66's 356,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Wood River, Illinois, refinery, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday.

The injured employee was transported to an area hospital, while the refinery remains operational, the spokesperson said in an email, adding that an investigation into the incident is under way.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in an email said OSHA has opened an investigation into the fatality and "initial reports are that a crane fell over crushing an employee and injured another."

(Reporting by Kavya Guduru and Deep Vakil; Editing by Leslie Adler and Diane Craft)

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