John Ysebaert http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Sinclair’s struggles: A conversation with OSHA http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/sinclair-s-struggles-conversation-osha <p>A few weeks ago, the Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company got a $707,000 fine for safety violations. Wyoming’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration, or OSHA, found that Sinclair had willfully violated various safety regulations and failed to fix hazards that could have resulted in death or serious physical harm.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:05:39 +0000 Willow Belden 49643 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Sinclair’s struggles: A conversation with OSHA Sinclair working to fix safety problems, OSHA says http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/sinclair-working-fix-safety-problems-osha-says <p>The head of Wyoming’s Occupation Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, says the Sinclair Refinery is working to improve its safety record.</p><p></p><p>Earlier this week, we <a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/osha-says-sinclair-refinery-shutdown-table">reported</a> that OSHA would consider shutting down the refinery if another life-threatening incident happens at the plant.</p><p>But the agency’s John Ysebaert says he’s hopeful that that won’t be necessary.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:34:16 +0000 Willow Belden 49568 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Sinclair working to fix safety problems, OSHA says OSHA says Sinclair refinery shutdown is on the table http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/osha-says-sinclair-refinery-shutdown-table <p>Wyoming’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, says they would consider shutting down the Sinclair refinery if another serious problem happens there.</p><p></p><p>The refinery has had a series of fires, explosions, and toxic gas releases in the past few years, and OSHA recently gave Sinclair the highest fine it’s ever given a Wyoming company.</p><p>OSHA’s John Ysebaert says they’ve already discussed the possibility of closing the refinery if there’s another serious accident.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 23:54:38 +0000 Willow Belden 49469 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net OSHA says Sinclair refinery shutdown is on the table Two hospitalized after Sinclair refinery fire http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/two-hospitalized-after-sinclair-refinery-fire <p>Two people were taken to the hospital after a fire started at the Sinclair Refinery near Rawlins yesterday.</p><p></p><p>John Ysebaert with Wyoming’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration, or OSHA, says the fire started when workers who were erecting scaffolding tripped a valve. That released so-called “super-heated diesel,” which ignites when it hits the atmosphere.</p><p></p><p></p><p>OSHA is investigating the incident.</p><p></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:01:28 +0000 Willow Belden 44628 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Two hospitalized after Sinclair refinery fire