Lake Charles, LA, July 10, 2012 – The CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex (LCMC) recently achieved 1 Million Hours Worked without a recordable safety incident as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The 1 Million Hours Worked without a recordable incident at LCMC was tracked from Jan. 28 to June 18, 2012. As defined by OSHA, a recordable case is an occupational work injury or illness with medical treatment beyond which is considered first aid treatment, or an injury or illness that requires an employee to miss days away from his or her normal work. The LCMC record of zero recordable incidents in 1 Million Hours Worked is a substantial accomplishment and its incident rate is lower than the industry average.

CITGO Vice President Refining and LCMC Vice President and General Manager Eduardo Assef said the 1 Million Hours Worked without a recordable safety incident record is a reflection of the character and dedication of the CITGO employees.

“This accomplishment is a testament of the excellent Safety values CITGO employees demonstrate every day; Safety is a core value of CITGO and we are very proud of our employees’ outstanding safety success.”

LCMC, known for its reputation in safety, is the fourth largest refinery in the nation, employing 1,135 regular full-time employees and 800 contractors. The Complex also recently received awards from the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), formerly NPRA, for its outstanding safety performance during 2011.




Dana Keel

Government & Public Affairs Manager





CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products.  The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.


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