OSHA has fined ConocoPhillips for OSHA violations at a refinery in Linden, New Jersey. The four citations received by ConocoPhillips were classified as “serious” and outlined systemic problems at the facility like a lack of guidelines for dangerous work with flammable liquid. An OSHA official noted the violations could have led to a refinery explosion, or second and third degree burns.
A lack of written guidelines for employees and contractors can often lead to a fatal workplace accident or explosion. The Flynn Law Firm is currently involved in workplace explosion litigation in multiple jurisdictions where safety guidelines were either non-existent or not properly communicated to workers.