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Old equipment, lack of written procedures led to fire, 4 workers seriously burned

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) says a culture that allowed maintenance to be done without proper instructions and training contributed to a fire that seriously burned four workers at ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge, LA, refinery.  [Read more…]

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CSB: Multiple process safety deficiencies led to explosion, near-miss

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says the Feb. 18, 2015, explosion at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, CA, was caused by “multiple process safety management deficiencies.” The CSB also contends the situation easily could’ve been much worse.  [Read more…]

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Will company have to pay big for workers’ gradual hearing losses?

When it comes to workers’ comp benefits, is employee hearing loss over a long period of time different from other injuries suffered in the workplace? The answer is key in a lawsuit by more than 40 workers.

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