CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- State regulators recently issued three safety citations against the Sinclair oil refinery in Wyoming where a flash fire this week injured four workers.
In fact, a state workplace safety official says two fires occurred at the refinery about five miles east of Rawlins while a routine safety inspection was being conducted last year.
The three citations issued in March listed serious violations with paperwork, maintenance, training and fire prevention. The state has proposed more than $45,000 in fines.
A spokesman for Salt Lake City-based Sinclair was not immediately available for comment Friday.
Three workers were critically injured and another one slightly hurt last Tuesday by a flash fire at the refinery.
The state Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.