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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has classified DuPont as a severe violator of federal work place standards.

The decision follows the deaths of four employees during a massive gas leak last year in Texas.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that around 300 workers were making pesticide and other chemicals at the plant.

DuPont says that it is disappointed adding that the company has not yet had time to review decision.  

The government says that preventable deaths and other serious problems were evidence of a failed safety program.

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Du Pont heir Robert Richards IV who raped his daughter failed to complete an intensive program at an inpatient psychiatric clinic in Massachusetts.

It was part of his sentence that allowed him to not to go to prison.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that his attorney said Richards never went to the expensive McLean Hospital near Boston because of inadequate security.

Instead, Richards stayed in Delaware.

In 2009 the prosecution in the case said it would accept no prison time in such child abuse cases because Richards would get the out of state help.