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OSHA Finds Serious Safety Violations at Air Liquide's Corpus Christi Plant

U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration, July 25, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found serious safety violations at Air Liquide's steam methane reformer plant in Corpus Christi, Texas. OSHA conducted inspections earlier this year after receiving complaints of unsafe working conditions at the facility, and found that Air Liquide had willfully failed to perform air monitoring to assess employee exposure to carbon monoxide gas. Furthermore, OSHA found that the company failed to protect workers from a potentially hazardous atmosphere created by inadequately maintained valves found leaking within the pressure swing adsorption skid. OSHA's proposed fines for the violations total $77,000.

"Air Liquide is a large, multinational organization with vast holdings, but it chooses to ignore simple processes to keep its employees safe," said Travis Clark, OSHA's Area Director in the Corpus Christi office. "Carbon monoxide can be deadly if it is not controlled and monitored closely." 

 

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