Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSettlement

National Briefing

Washington, D.c.

OSHA fines BP $87 million

October 31, 2009|Times Wire Reports

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration imposed a record $87-million fine against oil giant BP for failing to address hazards after a 2005 explosion killed 15 workers at its Texas City, Texas, refinery.

The fine comes after a six-month inspection revealed hundreds of violations of a 2005 settlement to repair problems at the refinery.

BP officials formally contested the fine, saying they believed the company had fully complied with the settlement.

OSHA said the company also committed hundreds of new violations at the refinery by failing to follow industry controls on pressure-relief safety systems and other precautions.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|