Senators Tar And Feather BP Safety Boss

Law360, New York (July 22, 2010, 4:59 PM EDT) -- BP PLC's top safety executive appeared Thursday before Congress to defend the oil giant's safety record, though his steadfast adherence to a script of “safety first” and “I don't know” did little to placate U.S. senators investigating the company's failures.

In a hearing before the employment and workplace safety subcommittee of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, BP Health and Safety Vice President Steven Flynn insisted that worker well-being was BP's top priority, even as senators noted that company had far more citations for...
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