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Tesoro Fined $2.39 Million for Blast at Refinery

Tesoro Corp. was fined $2.39 million by Washington regulators, the largest penalty for workplace safety violations in the history of the state, for an April 2 explosion at its Anacortes refinery that killed seven people.

Tesoro was cited for 39 “willful” violations and five “serious” violations of state workplace safety and health regulations, the Washington Department of Labor and Industries said in a press release today. The company could’ve prevented the accident, the agency said.