A composting facility where two young workers died in October 2011 following exposure to hydrogen sulfide gas in a confined space was issued 16 citations by Cal-OSHA, all related to not having adequate safety measures in place. The facility, Community Recycling and Resource Recovery, is still fighting to stay open after appealing a unanimous decision by the Kern County Board of Supervisors to close the operation and fine it $2.3 million. A Cal-OSHA spokesperson said facility operators have indicated they also intend to appeal the state agency's fines that total $166,890.
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