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Refinery safety award withdrawn after Michigan fire

10 May 2013

According to Huffington Post, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration cancelled an award it was due to present to the Marathon Oil company after a fire at the company’s Detroit refinery.

On April 27, a fire broke out in one of the small tanks at the Southwest Detroit refinery, releasing clouds of thick black smoke into the air. Following the incident, 3,000 residents in the nearby community of Melvindale, Mich. were ordered to evacuate their homes.

The company is currently investigating the cause of the incident. Marathon has previously been honored by MIOSHA with a Rising Star award for workplace health and safety

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