By WTOC staff
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A Senate subcommittee on workplace safety is hearing testimony today from the sugar refinery explosion on February 7 that left 13 people dead.
Graham H. Graham, Imperial Sugar's vice president of operations is one of those who testified in today's hearings. He says he found conditions so bad at the refinery prior to the explosion that he recommended immediately firing the plant manager.
Graham also said he found piles of sugar and electrical equipment lying around the plant.
OSHA has proposed nearly $9 million in fines stemming from safety violations, saying the blast was caused by an excessive buildup of sugar dust.