A business is required to keep accurate records of workplace injuries. Failure to do so can result in safety violations and citations from regulating agencies in California. One oil refinery in another state may be facing this challenge with regard to a pending OSHA investigation.
The employer, Marathon Petroleum Corp, had purchased a large refinery from PB Plc, and is now facing scrutiny from workers, union representatives and OSHA over concerns regarding Marathon's reporting practices for workplace injuries and accidents. A complaint filed with the Labor Department accuses the company of misrepresenting workplace illnesses and injuries in its records. Some workers have said that the complaint is connected to broader concerns regarding Marathon possibly rolling back voluntary safety practices which had been implemented by BP.