OSHA Fines BP $28K For Violations At Refinery

Law360, New York (September 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- BP PLC has agreed to pay $28,000 in fines to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for violations related to the January death of an employee at the oil company's troubled Texas City, Texas, refinery.

In January, the top of a steel filter housing suddenly blew off, killing BP employee Joseph Gracia, according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, which opened a separate investigation into the incident in February.

The accident occurred at the same refinery where a 2005 explosion killed 15 workers. Gracia's death...
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