OSHA Fines BP $50.6 Million in Case Related to Fatal 2005 Accident
10:43 AM MDT | August 16, 2010 | KARA SISSELL
U.S. worker safety officials say BP Products North America has agreed to pay a record $50.6 million fine for â€śfailure to abateâ€ť violations the officials had identified at the companyâ€™s BP Texas City site, where 15 workers died in a 2005 accident. A 2009 follow-up investigation identified violations and set a timetable for corrective action. â€śAlthough the company made many changes related to safety, it failed to live up to several extremely important terms of that agreement,â€ť OSHA says. Meanwhile, attorneys say the settlement terms will be of interest to...
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