Exxon Mobil Corp's refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana exposed workers to possible fires and explosions among other safety violations, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said on Tuesday.
"It is fortunate that in this case that no one was injured," the federal worker-safety agency's Baton Rouge area director, Dorinda Folse, said in a statement.
The 502,000-barrels-per-day refinery, the country's second largest, faces $126,000 in fines for the 20 serious and two other-than-serious violations found by the agency in a March 14 inspection. The company has 15 business days to appeal.
Exxon, the world's largest company by market capitalization, reported a second-quarter profit of $10.68 billion....MORE