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ExxonMobil Corp. has been fined about $165,000 by U.S. regulators for safety lapses including inadequate training and equipment maintenance over an explosion that injured four workers at an aging Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery last year. OSHA issued nine citations, several of which echo previous cautions by federal agencies at two other Exxon plants. A separate investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is ongoing and its report on the incident is due by year-end. Exxon is contesting the citations and fines.

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