U.S. Chemical Safety Board
Federal investigators say a 2012 fire at a Chevron refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area was the result of shortcomings in the company’s safety culture and gaps in regulatory guidelines.
Federal investigators looking into last Wednesday’s industrial accident at the Tesoro refinery in Martinez, where two workers were sprayed in the face with sulfuric acid, have been denied access on their attempted return visits.
Federal investigators continue to look into what caused last month’s fire at the Richmond refinery.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling for a federal investigation into gasoline price spikes that followed the fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond earlier this month. The call comes as investigations focus on the type of crude oil used at the site.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board said that despite some criticism, they are cooperating with state officials on investigating the fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond.
A federal team is standing by waiting for the all clear to investigate the fire at Richmond’s Chevron refinery, but the results may not come for another two years.