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The Cover-up: Chevron Richmond Refinery Explosion-Fire, Health And Safety And Cal-Osha
At a meeting of United Public Workers For Action, former Cal-Osha Medical Unit Manager Dr. Larry Rose reported that Cal-Osha had ignored serious USW worker complaints about health and safety and had refused to prosecute them for criminal negligence in the Richmond Chevron refinery.
The Criminal Cover-up: Chevron Richmond Refinery Explosion-Fire, Health And Safety And Cal-Osha
Dr. Larry Rose, the former director of Cal-Osha Medical Unit gave a
presentation on 11/10/12 on the causes of the explosion and fire at the Chevron
refinery and the failure of Ca-Osha to properly supervise the
dangerous oil refinery and also the failure to properly investigate
the causes of the environmental disaster. Cal-Osha according to Dr.
Rose knew the pipes were bad because USW Cheveron refinery
workers had reported this to Cal-Osha but no action was taken. He
reports that Chevron was criminally negligent but that Ca-Osha also
refused to enforce the laws against Chevron's Richmond's refinery
to protect the workers and the community. Dr. Rose pointed out
that it was fortunate that no workers were killed at the refinery
but there are no reports about what happened to these workers
and the protection of their health and safety.
He also reports that serious contamination of the workers and community
took place and continues because of the failure of these agencies to
properly enforce the law and regulations.
This presentation was made in Richmond, California at a forum of
United Public Workers
For more information go to
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California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day
Injured Workers National Network
Produced by United Public Workers For Action
Democratic governor Jerry Brown has cut the number of inspectors and put them on furloughs as well as refusing to get Cal-Osha to enforce the law against the Chevron refinery bosses and executives in Richmond, California