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BP Asks OSHA for More Time for Texas City Upgrades

1:25 PM MDT | September 28, 2009 | KARA SISSELL

BP has asked OSHA for more time to make mandated safety improvements at its Texas City complex, after missing the September 23 deadline OSHA had stipulated as part of BP’s settlement agreement with authorities. The improvements were part of a legal settlement between OSHA and BP for penalties related to the March, 2005 Texas City accident that killed 15. OSHA had written BP in August outlining safety measures that still had not been completed, saying failure to do so by September 23 would constitute a failure to comply with the settlement. OSHA is taking BP’s...


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