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OSHA cites frack company for violations




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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited High Roller Wells Pearsall SWD No. 1 Ltd. for 10 serious safety violations following an explosion and fire that injured three workers at the company’s Pearsall work site.

According to an April 24 press release, employees were injecting wastewater underground that was left over from hydraulic fracturing and drilling operations at the time of the incident.

Proposed penalties total $46,200 following an inspection by OSHA’s San Antonio Area Office that was opened on Jan. 20. The company may contest the citations and penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

To ask questions, obtain compliance assistance, file a complaint, or report workplace hospitalizations, fatalities, or situations posing imminent danger to workers, the public should call OSHA’s toll-free hotline at 800-321-OSHA (6742) or the agency’s San Antonio Area Office at 210-472-5040. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.
 

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May 8, 2012 5:47pm
 
Sounds like a small fee for a company making lots of money off this freacking operation. There needs to be tougher rules and more no warning inspections to ensure these companies are keeping our ground water safe and thier employees ... More ›

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