OSHA Proposes Fines for Parachute Leak
KREX News Room
PARACHUTE Colo.- Federal regulators have proposed fines for a Williams Contractor and their subsidiary, following a natural gas liquids leak that was discovered in March near Parachute.
Williams has blamed a faulty pressure gauge for a leak of an estimated 10,000 gallons of hydrocarbons including benzene, with some contamination reaching Parachute creek.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking fines of more than $10,000 against Badger Day Lighting Corp. and nearly $8,000 against the Williams subsidiary, called Bargath.
The OSHA alleges the companies violated hazardous waste operation and emergency response safety standards.
Williams sent NewsChannel 5 this statement: Bargath has not admitted nor accepted OSHA’s allegations, and is currently working with OSHA within its guidelines to fully resolve the citations.