BP Challenges $87M OSHA Fine Over Texas Refinery

Law360, New York (October 30, 2009, 4:07 PM EDT) -- BP Products North America Inc. has contested a record $87.4 million fine issued by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for hundreds of alleged new and ongoing safety violations at a Texas City, Texas, refinery where a 2005 explosion killed 15 people and injured 170 others.

OSHA slapped the company with the penalty — the largest ever for the agency — late Thursday, and BP quickly challenged the citations and fine on Friday with a filing that will speed the contested case for review before...
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