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Web Date: August 13, 2010

Record BP Settlement

Refinery Fines: Safety agency slaps BP with $50.6 million for safety violations
Department: Government & Policy, Business
Keywords: OSHA, BP, Texas City refinery, CSB

A $50.6 million dollar fine will be paid by BP as part of an Aug. 12 agreement with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration to resolve workplace safety violations at BP's Texas City, Texas, refinery. It is the largest fine in OSHA's history.

The record settlement springs from an OSHA investigation of a 2005 accident at the refinery that killed 15 workers and injured 170 others. In 2007, OSHA fined the company a . . .

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