BP Reaches Settlement With OSHA For 2009 Violations
by Jonathan S. Harris on July 12, 2012
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and BP announced a partial settlement stemming from safety violations the company’s Texas City refinery was cited for in 2009.
BP was fined $87.4 million in 2009 due to a series of safety violations, mostly stemming from changes not made at the plant after a fatal 2005 explosion. BP will pay a civil penalty of $13 million under the new agreement. BP and OSHA will continue to discuss 30 other citations that are not included in this settlement.
The 2005 explosion left 15 people dead and more than 170 injured.
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