Plains Gas Solutions LLC

OSHA Fine
12:21 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

OSHA cites Eunice plant after blast left one hurt

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Plains Gas Solutions LLC in Eunice following a February explosion and fire that left a worker severely burned.

OSHA Wednesday issued one willful and seven serious violations against the company, which produces liquid natural gas through a cryogenic process. Proposed penalties total $111, 000.

OSHA says cryogenic liquids were improperly routed, as part of a re-starting process, through equipment not rated to withstand extreme cold temperatures. That resulted in the explosion and fire.

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