LUBBOCK (AP) – Federal safety regulators have cited a West Texas well service company after an oil field rig explosion killed three workers.READ MORE: 1 Injured, At Least 24 Units Destroyed After Fire At Fort Worth Apartment Complex
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposes more than $50,000 in fines against Mason Well Service of Odessa.
The company was cited for one repeated and five serious workplace violations in the March 10 accident near Rankin as workers installed a blowout preventer.READ MORE: 'This Is Beyond Bullying': Justice Sought For Plano ISD Boy Allegedly Abused By Haggard Middle School Students
The victims were Arturo Martinez Sr., Arturo Martinez Jr. and Rogelio Salgado. All three were related.
OHSA says Mason Well Service failed to prevent contact between an ignition source and flammable liquids and gases, and did not ensure workers wore personal hydrogen sulfide monitors and flame-retardant clothing.
Mason Well Service didn’t immediately comment Friday. It has 15 business days to comply or contest the findings announced Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Data Shows 66% Drop In Risk Of Contracting COVID-19 In Dallas County
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