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OSHA Fines Sunoco Marcus Site $202k For Safety Violations

The Labor Department’s OSHA has fined Sunoco Inc. for 25 workplace safety violations at company’s refinery Plant in Marcus Hook. OSHA is going to fine Sunoco $202,000 for violations, $125,000 for five repeat violations and $77,000 for 20 serious violations.

OSHA found the violations as a result of investigation which began as a part of a refinery-inspection program it undertook 2 years ago. The repeat violations for which Sunoco was fined include:

•Failure to maintain diagrams which accurately reflect refinery piping structures.

•Failure to develop and implement adequate written procedures.

•Failure to update safety information.

Sunoco has 15 business days from the receipt of citations through which an informal request for conference with OSHA area director could be proposed to review the penalties cited by OSHA. If Sunoco disagrees with any of the citations given by OSHA it can contest in the OSHA conference.

Nevertheless Sunoco has given full support to OSHA for inspection which addresses many issues of safety violations.