OSHA LEVIES FINE ON CITGO

An expanded Occupational Safety and Health Administration fine structure has contributed to a record $6 million levy against Citgo Petroleum Corp. Without admitting it had done anything wrong, Citgo agreed to the fine to resolve federal safety charges stemming from an explosion at its Lake Charles, La., refinery last March that killed six workers (OGJ, Mar. 11, p. 44). The fine might not have been so high were it not for a recently enacted federal law that permitted a seven-fold increase in

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