Machinist Accuses BP Of Negligence

Law360, New York (March 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After settling two claims last month, British Petroleum has been hit with a new lawsuit by a former employee who has accused the British oil giant of “flagrant and malicious disregard” for his health and safety in relation to a deadly explosion at a Texas City refinery in 2005.

On Monday, Joseph Dekelaita, who previously worked as a machinist for BP, filed suit against his one-time employer over the “tragic and unnecessary disaster” of the Texas City blast, where fifteen were killed and 170 injured....
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