Exxon Mobil Fined $566,600 for Torrance Refinery Explosion in February
Exxon Mobil was fined $566,600 in penalties Thursday after a large blast at the company’s Torrance refinery in February injured four workers.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, or Cal/OSHA, issued 19 citations, most of which were classified as serious, for workplace safety and health violations.
Cal/OSHA found the company neglected to eliminate known hazardous conditions and “intentionally failed to comply with state safety standards,” likely resulting in workers being seriously injured or killed, according to the agency’s Department of Industrial Relations.
The company has 15 days to appeal the citations to the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board.
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