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Feb 16, 2024

2 former Didion Milling officials sentenced to 2 years in Wisconsin corn plant blast

A federal judge sentenced two senior employees at a Wisconsin corn plant to two years in prison Thursday for falsifying records and obstructing an investigation into a fatal corn dust explosion seven years ago.

Jan 4, 2023

Feds: Lack of safeguards led to Superior refinery explosion

Federal regulators have determined that a lack of safeguards during a maintenance shutdown led to a 2018 explosion at an oil refinery in Superior.

Nov 21, 2022

Justice Department sues corn mill over multiple violations

Attorney General Josh Kaul filed a lawsuit Monday against a milling company for multiple violations at a plant that was the scene of a fatal explosion five years ago.

Sep 7, 2018

Workers sue over injuries in refinery explosion

Contract workers are suing Husky Energy for injuries they received in an explosion at the company's oil refinery in northern Wisconsin this year.

Sep 5, 2018

Lawsuit: Oil refinery owners negligent in blast, fire

A lawsuit alleges that negligence by the owners of Wisconsin's only oil refinery caused an explosion and fire that injured 36 people and caused a mandatory evacuation in the city of Superior.

Mar 17, 2015

High court: Contractor’s insurers must share settlements, costs in explosion lawsuits

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that an insurer of a contractor is not exempt from paying court costs and settlements after an explosion in Oconomowoc.

Mar 12, 2014

Court rules on explosion settlement

An insurer is exempt from paying court costs and settlements connected to lawsuits filed after a contractor ruptured a gas line and caused an April 2008 explosion in Oconomowoc, the Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.

Dec 29, 2011

State’s high court to hear Ellison Bay explosion case

A lawsuit related to a 2006 explosion that killed two people in Ellison Bay will be considered by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Jul 12, 2011

Court OKs payment for man hurt in Appleton blast (UPDATE)

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A maintenance worker seriously injured in a 2009 boiler explosion at the Appleton Medical Center will be compensated for his medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering under a $1.6 million settlement approved Tuesday. The court signed off on the settlement with the boiler service company, BurCon Services, and its […]

Feb 3, 2011

Lawsuit settled in Wisconsin Electric Power explosion

Workers burned in a 2009 explosion at the We Energies power plant in Oak Creek have received a $16 million settlement of a civil lawsuit, said their lawyer, Timothy Trecek.


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