Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Airgas Doral Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Air Liquide
Penalty: 
$7,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
May 26, 2016
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Airgas Doral, Inc. was sentenced to a $4,300,000 criminal fine, two years organizational probation, with a special condition of a hazardous materials compliance program, including an independent monitor and periodic reporting, and was ordered to pay a total of $2,700,000 in restitution to the estates of the three stevedores who died from asphyxiation on May 20, 2008, as a result their exposure to argon gas in the hold of a cargo vessel at Port Everglades.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Southern District of Florida
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
France
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
industrial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
industrial gas
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Parent company note: 
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