BP to pay $21 million in Texas City refinery settlement

10/17/2005
BP Products North America Inc. has agreed to pay $21,361,500 in penalties under a settlement agreement with the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration for violations connected with the Mar. 23 explosion at BP’s 446,500 b/cd Texas City, Tex., refinery. The blast killed 15 workers and injured more than 170 others.“This citation and penalty-nearly double the next largest fine in OSHA history-sends a strong message to all employers about the need to protect workers and to make health and safety a core value,” said Solicitor of Labor Howard M. Radzely. “BP will pay the full fine, abate all the hazards, and significantly improve their safety measures.”The...
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