OSHA Cites 30 Violations In Fatal Delek Refinery Fire

Law360, New York (May 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has slapped Delek Refining Ltd. with one willful and 29 serious safety violations in relation to a November 2008 explosion at the company's Tyler, Texas, oil refinery that killed two workers and injured three.

A preliminary investigation into Delek's petroleum refinery in Tyler after the deadly incident revealed that the company failed to properly repair and maintain its production equipment and did not meet OSHA's Process Safety Management standard regarding electricity, asbestos, benzene and fire extinguishers,...
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