Report Blasts BP For Refinery Accident

Law360, New York (March 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal safety agency has found that British Petroleum PLC made a number of detrimental budget cuts and ignored warnings of growing safety issues at the company’s Texas refinery in the three years before a March 2005 explosion killed 15 workers.

BP’s management slashed the company’s budget by 25% in 1999 and again in 2004 despite receiving safety warnings and dealing with three fatal accidents at the Texas City, Texas refinery the year before the March 23, 2005, accident, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation...
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