BP, OSHA Reach Settlement Over Ohio Refinery

Law360, New York (March 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- British Petroleum said Tuesday that it has reached an agreement in principle with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration over violations at a refinery in Ohio.

OSHA turned to the refinery near Toledo, Ohio in October 2005 because of its investigation into the Texas City refinery explosion that killed 15 and injured 170. The administration ended up citing BP for 300 willful violations and fining the company $21.3 million.

In April 2006, OSHA issued citations with a total penalty of $2.4 million for the Ohio...
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