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‘Organizational Deficiencies’ Blamed for BP’s 2005 Blast in Texas

12:40 PM MDT | July 27, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Risks of injury and death remain unnecessarily high for workers in oil refineries and chemical facilities because of OSHA’s lax enforcement of worker safety standards," witnesses told the House Committee on Education and Labor at a hearing on OSHA and refinery issues held last week. The committee says it will hold additional hearings on OSHA and will “consider the need for legislation.” The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) also released its final report last week on the 2005 blast at BP’s Texas City, TX refinery that killed 15 workers, and...

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