BP Agrees To $50M OSHA Fine Over Texas City Blast

Law360, New York (August 12, 2010, 2:43 PM EDT) -- BP Products North America Inc. will pay a record $50.6 million in fines to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration stemming from a 2005 explosion at its Texas City, Texas, refinery that killed 15 workers and injured 170 others.

BP and OSHA announced the agreement in separate statements Thursday. The deal does not affect $30 million in additional OSHA fines related to the explosion that BP is contesting.

OSHA said litigation over those fines is ongoing before the agency's internal review commission. The $50.6 million is...
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