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OSHA Slaps Hess With Refinery-Safety Fines

Law360 (May 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has hit petroleum company Hess Corp. with $141,500 in proposed fines for violating workplace safety rules, part of the agency's ongoing investigation into safety at petroleum refineries.

The agency announced the fines on Thursday, asserting that it initiated the investigation through its National Emphasis Program focusing on petroleum-refinery process safety management.

In a statement, Hess said it will take the OSHA findings into consideration and work with the agency to update safety at its refineries....
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