BP To Pay $13M Over Safety Violations At Texas Refinery

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 2:17 PM EDT) -- BP Products North America Inc. has reached a $13 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration over more than 400 safety violations at a Texas oil refinery, the company said Thursday.

The violations were discovered in 2009 during an OSHA inspection after a March 2005 explosion at its Texas City refinery that killed 15 workers. In September 2005, OSHA cited BP for a then-record $21 million as a result of the disaster.

The settlement resolves 409 of 439 citations issued...
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