CSB’s final report cites ‘broken safety culture’ at BP

03/26/2007
BP PLC had a “broken safety culture” at the time of the Mar. 23, 2005, fire and explosion at its 460,000 b/d Texas City, Tex., refinery that killed 15 people and injured 180 others, the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said at a news conference Mar. 20 outlining details of its final report.The CSB board voted 5-0 late on Mar. 20 to approve the final report at a public meeting in Texas City. BP issued a statement saying it was in disagreement with parts of the report, but it did not elaborate.CSB said many safety issues that led to the accident were recurring safety problems previously identified in BP internal audits, reports, and investigations. BP acquired the refinery when it...
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