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Chesapeake Energy, Others Cited by OSHA for Fatal Oil Rig Blast

Aug. 7, 2020, 6:55 PM

Chesapeake Energy Corp. and two other oil production companies face federal safety fines totaling $387,273 for a Jan. 29 East Texas drilling rig explosion that killed three workers.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the citations after a six-month investigation.

Cited along with Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake were Eagle Pressure Control L.L.C. of Fort Worth, Texas, and Forbes Energy Services L.L.C. of Alice, Texas.

Chesapeake and Eagle Pressure didn’t respond to requests to discuss the citations. A Forbes Energy representative declined to speak about the alleged violations because the case hadn’t been resolved.

Chesapeake and Eagle Pressure were each cited ...

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