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Wed August 13, 2014
Years After Tragedy, Tesoro Ducks Penalties For Refinery Deaths
Originally published on Wed August 13, 2014 7:14 pm
Workers at American oil refineries die on the job about three times as often as their counterparts in Europe. As John Ryan of KUOW reports, when accidents do kill American workers, the companies they work for rarely pay a heavy price. Case in point: Tesoro, which hasn't incurred a significant penalty since its Washington state refinery exploded in 2010, killing seven people.