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Schlumberger Sues OSHA for Withholding Worker Interview Records

Sept. 24, 2020, 5:01 PM

A Texas oilfield services company is suing the Labor Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for allegedly withholding recordings and documents of worker interviews from an OSHA investigation of a workplace accident that occurred in Galveston, Texas.

Schlumberger Technology Corp., a Sugarland-based oilfield services firm, filed its complaint in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas on Wednesday. It wants the records for use in its defense of a workplace accident suit pending in a Galveston state court.

The company’s case comes shortly after the workplace safety regulator changed its policy on making employer citations immediately available ...