FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR # 97-36
Friday, July 11, 1997

CONTACT:
Rick Rice
Troy Swauger
(415) 972-8835


MEDIA ADVISORY
Cal/OSHA to Issue Citations on Tosco Refinery Accident

SAN FRANCISCO -- Division of Occupational Safety and Health Deputy Chief Mark Carleson will announce the completion of Cal/OSHA's investigation of the fatal accident which occurred earlier this year at the Tosco Avon Refinery in Martinez. Carleson, along with Regional Manager William Krycia, will brief the media on technical aspects of the investigation findings and citations issued to the company today.

Date:
Thursday, July 10, 1997

Time:
1 p.m.

Place:
Cal/OSHA Chief's Office
45 Fremont Street - 12th Floor, Suite 1210
San Francisco, California

This will be the first opportunity to provide details to the press on the six-month investigation into the January 21, 1997 explosion and fire. The incident resulted in one Tosco employee being fatally injured and 46 Tosco and contractor employees injured. Copies of the citations issued to Tosco will be available.

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