OSHA has cited an Oklahoma oil refinery with five repeat and three serious violations for continuing to expose workers to unsafe conditions. As a result, OSHA imposed a fine of $184,800 on Holly Refining & Marketing-Tulsa LLC. The federal safety agency said a February 2014 follow-up inspection showed Holly Refining & Marketing was continuing to expose workers to hot surfaces of refinery process equipment, falls from heights and other hazards at its crude oil refinery. The five repeat citations, with a penalty of $170,500, were issued for failing to ensure that:
Similar violations were cited in 2009. Three serious violations, with a penalty of $14,300, were cited for failing to ensure anchoring of posts and framing for fall protection railings were complete and effective; to ensure floor holes in walking and working surfaces were guarded or covered; and to ensure metal fan blades were guarded effectively.
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