PASCAGOULA, Miss. — The Chevron Pascagoula Refinery has been fined $24,000 for safety violations related to the death of a worker last year.
Tonya Graddy was killed November 15 in an explosion in the Cracking II Processing Unit at the plant.
After a full investigation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said Chevron: failed to provide clear instructions for operators to use; did not ensure workers understood training on the importance of oxygen, carbon monoxide and combustible alarms; and did not develop nor implement safe work practices to provide for the control of hazards during operations.
The refinery has confirmed that it received and is reviewing OSHA’s findings. It has until May 2 to respond and June 4 to fix all the problems.