New Report Blasts BP For Ineffective Safety Measures

Law360, New York (January 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Oil giant British Petroleum did not stress the importance of process safety enough at its U.S. refineries prior to a 2005 Texas plant explosion that killed 15 and injured 170, according to a report released by an independent review panel.

On Tuesday, the 11-member group, led by former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III, published a nearly 400-page report that included a harsh assessment of BP’s previous and ongoing safety weaknesses at U.S. refineries.

"[Prior to the Texas City blast] BP emphasized personal safety...
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