Citations expected in Sinclair refinery fire
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) _ At least three citations are expected to be issued against the Sinclair oil refinery in Wyoming where a flash fire injured four workers.
John Ysebaert, administrator of standards and compliance for the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, tells The Rawlins Times that no citations have been issued, but the company can expect to be penalized after the investigation is complete.
The fire occurred May 8 at the Sinclair Oil Corp. refinery, about five miles east of Rawlins, and one worker, Tim Bjork (byork), remains hospitalized in satisfactory condition at a burn center in Salt Lake City.
Ysebaert says Sinclair will have 15 days once the investigation is complete to informally contest the citations. A formal appeals process involving public hearings and administrative hearings would follow.
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