Cal/OSHA investigator criticizes federal investigators on Facebook

August 18, 2012 3:36:24 PM PDT
Cal/OSHA is not commenting after the agency's lead investigator into the Chevron refinery fire openly criticized federal investigators on the case.

On his personal Facebook page, Cal/OSHA's Clyde Trombettas accused them of bias, media grandstanding and scaring the public with half-truths and misleading information.

Most of the comments have been removed.

Cal/OSHA and the Chemical Safety Board announced they have agreed to preserve the accident site while their investigations continue into the August 6 fire.

Trombetta's Facebook page suggested an undercurrent of friction with the investigation as the two agencies dispute which one will serve as the lead agency in the probe.