Refinery Safety – Exxon fined over explosion at La. oil refinery

Photo courtesy of ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil Corp has been fined about $165,000 by US regulators for safety lapses including inadequate training and equipment maintenance over an explosion that injured four workers at an aging Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery last year.  The facility was faulted 5 yr ago by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to address corrosion on pipes and valves and for inadequate shutdown and emergency procedures provided to workers.  You can read more about it here.

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