Citgo Draws OSHA Fine Over Refinery Blast

Law360, New York (January 20, 2010, 2:01 PM EST) -- A unit of Citgo Petroleum Corp. has been hit with a fine of $236,500 for workplace safety violations following a July explosion at a refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Friday brought the fine against Citgo Refining and Chemicals LP for violations that resulted in a sudden release of hydrocarbon and hydrofluoric acid from the refinery’s alkylation unit, which critically injured one employee and led to a fire that burned for several days.

“Citgo did not...
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