Michigan cancels event to honor safety at Detroit oil refinery where fire burned last month
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration had planned to present Marathon Petroleum with award for safety and health record
A Michigan agency has canceled an event to honor the safety record of a Detroit oil refinery that was the site of a recent fire that prompted evacuations.
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration had planned to present Marathon Petroleum with an award Wednesday for an outstanding safety and health record. On Wednesday morning, the agency canceled the event.
On April 27, a fire at the refinery forced the temporary evacuation of a number of area residents. No one was injured in the fire, which burned a tank that the company said held wastewater produced in refining processes.
Marathon spokesman Jamal Kheiry says he wasn't aware of the planned event and had no comment on the agency's decision.
Findlay, Ohio-based Marathon says the refinery has a good safety record.
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