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March 15, 2023, 4:55 PM

Texas Waste Facility Fined for Chemical Hazards After Fatality

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Production Waste Solutions LLC has been cited for six serious safety and health violations and faces proposed penalties of $39,064 after a worker was exposed to serious chemical hazards and died near El Paso, Texas, the US Labor Department said Wednesday.

An employee was skimming and suctioning out sludge water and oil byproducts from a sump pit when they suffered fatal exposure to hydrogen sulfide, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation found.

The company allegedly didn’t perform a hazard assessment to determine if personal protective equipment was necessary, failed to train employees on hazards associated with hydrogen sulfide exposure, ...