Superior Refining Company Cited for April Explosion, Fire

October 02, 2018 12:39 PM

The video above is from a Sept. 27 investigation.

The company that operates the Superior, Wisconsin, refinery that caught fire and exploded in April has been cited and fined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


RELATED: Chemical Safety Board Agrees to Meeting in Superior With Those Impacted by Refinery Explosion

According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Labor, Superior Refining Company LLC was cited for, "failing to control the use and release of highly hazardous chemicals after an explosion and fire injured several employees."

RELATED: Safety Engineer: EPA Should Be Required to Conduct Annual Inspections of Oil Refineries

The company faces $83,150 in penalties, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. 

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