No federal citations issued for fatal Chevron well fire

|About: Chevron Corporation (CVX)|By:, SA News Editor

Federal authorities will not issue any citations against Chevron (NYSE:CVX) for an explosion at a well site in Pennsylvania earlier this year that killed a worker, even after a state agency placed at least some of the blame on the company.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration says its investigation concluded that the exact cause of the incident could not be determined.

CVX policies require any worker with less than six months' experience to be approved by the well site manager or upper management, but the step appeared to have been overlooked prior to the incident.