OSHA Finds Serious Violations At Exxon Refinery

Law360, New York (September 13, 2011, 4:42 PM EDT) -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday that it had proposed $126,600 in penalties against an Exxon Mobil Corp. division for exposing workers to possible fires and explosions, among other hazards, at a Louisiana oil refinery.

OSHA, which inspected the Baton Rouge, La., facility March 14, cited ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Co. for 20 serious violations and two lesser breaches.

"This company exposed its workers to serious safety and health hazards by failing to comply with OSHA's process safety management regulations," said Dorinda Folse, OSHA's...
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