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OSHA Cites Coomes Oil & Supply and Florida Rock & Tank Lines in August BP

Gas Station Explosion in St. Augustine

4:45 PM, Feb 21, 2012   |   0  comments

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced Coomes Oil & Supply Inc. has been cited in August’s explosion at a BP gas station.

According to an OSHA news release, a delivery driver for Florida Rock & Tank Lines was refilling an above-ground gasoline storage tank that had a broken gauge.

PICTURES: BP Gas Station Explosion

The tank overflowed. Vapors then combined with heat from the running delivery truck to trigger the explosion.

The OSHA inspection found that the gas station and Florida Rock & Tank Lines refilled the tank despite the inoperable liquid level gauging system.

OSHA has proposed a $70,000 fine be leveled against Florida Rock & Tank Lines along with a citation for one willful violation.

This violation is for “failing to provide the delivery driver to determine if the storage tank had enough capacity for additional gasoline.”

A “willful violation” is one committed with intentional knowing or voluntary disregard for the law’s requirements, according to the release.

In addition to Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Coomes Oil & Supply has also been issued a citation by OSHA.  Coomes Oil & Supply has been cited for failing to provide employees and delivery drivers a mean to determine the gasoline levels in the above-ground storage tank, a “serious violation” according to OSHA.

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Too often broken gauges are ignored for years, never being repaired or replaced, the underlying danger going unnoticed.  As the story above goes to prove, the danger is all to real.  Don’t ignore that broken gauge.

In order to prevent breakage and weathering to a gauge, order a Krueger Sentry Level Gauge with the optional inner Glass Calibration and Gauge Guard.  These two components, when combined, severely limit the possibility of weathering and breakage of your liquid level gauge.

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Krueger Sentry Gauge Family Focus – Cody and Trenton

02-22-12- Hello, my  name is Trenton. My dada Cody Schmidt works for Krueger Sentry Gauge. I am 16 months old and I weigh in at 24lbs.  My favorite Movie is Toy Story 3,  but recently I watched Ice Age, and the dinosaurs were really neat.  I am still trying to decide if I liked them or not.  (Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but they were a little scary)

I love to climb up on the couch.  It is pretty high up.  So when I get up there I like to puff up my chest, hold up my hands, and say “Ta-dah”

The other day Dad got a new pet snake.  It is a Ball Python named Violet.  I think I like her, so I walked up to the tank and said “Snake, sssssss.”  As far as introductions with snakes go, I think it went pretty good.

My favorite foods are Bananas and Apples.  I run around the house asking for them “Nana, Apple”…  And as you can see in the picture above, birthday cake is pretty awesome too.  Can’t wait for birthday number two.  More cake, yippy…

Trenton

Krueger Sentry Gauge at the Gamblers Teddy Bear Toss Game

Green Bay Gamblers deliver teddy bears

Updated: Monday, 13 Feb 2012, 6:24 PM CST
Published : Monday, 13 Feb 2012, 6:24 PM CST

GREEN BAY – The annual teddy bear toss was a giant success again this year at the Resch Center.

Fans threw the stuffed animals on the ice at Saturday’s Gamblers hockey game after the first goal.

Even though the score was eventually overturned, the ice was covered with teddy bears.

The thirteenth year was the best so far, collecting almost 7,988 animals.

Last year’s event gathered a little more than 7,000.

And Monday, those bears were delivered to children at area hospitals.

Read more at Fox 11

Krueger Sentry Gauge attends the Teddy Bear Toss Green Bay Gamblers Game:

Good times:

Lee Geurts

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Maine heating oil dealer shows uncommon generosity

Heating Oil Tale Moves US to Generosity

from HeatingOil.com by Jackson Stone
Maine heating oil dealer Ike Libby touched the nation's heart after delivering heating oil to an elderly couple who could not afford to pay. (image: wcsh6.com)Maine heating oil dealer Ike Libby touched the nation’s heart after delivering heating oil to an elderly couple who could not afford to pay. (image: wcsh6.com)

A newspaper story on a struggling heating oil dealer’s benevolence has sparked a national outpouring of generosity for cash-strapped oil heat customers, the Huffington Post reports.

Ike Libby runs Hometown Energy, a fuel oil delivery business in Dixfield, Maine. Like countless heating oil dealers around the country, Libby is no stranger to the hardship faced by many of his customers and the difficulties they face paying winter fuel oil bills.

When pensioner Robert Hartford tried to hand over the title to his 16-year-old Lincoln Town Car in exchange for heating oil to prevent him and his disabled wife from freezing, Libby filled their tank without payment, rather than seeing the elderly couple go cold.

But he never expected the outpouring of generosity that would follow.

The story appeared on the front page of Saturday’s New York Times and appears to have struck a chord with readers across the country, many of whom immediately wanted to help.

On Monday morning, when Libby went to work, the cards, checks and credit card donations started rolling in. They now total more than $100,000 in cash to help heat impoverished customers’ homes, the Lewiston Sun Journal reports.

“I didn’t expect this to happen,” he said. “You can’t even put it into words. America’s got a heartbeat and we are hearing it.”

One of the letters read: “A donation to Hometown Energy. Good luck, thanks for caring.” It was a check for $5000.

“We struggle as a business,” Libby told WCSH. I’m getting some credit for this. [But] I’ve just been trying to do my job.”

An emotional Libby said he had set up a trust account for the money to make sure it goes to the people who need it most. Despite a near-record mild winter, heating oil prices remain stubbornly high on strong export demand, fears of supply disruptions from refinery closures and volatile world oil markets.

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