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.