facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

BP agrees to $13 million fine from OSHA

July 12, 2012 at 4:54 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- The oil company BP agreed to pay a $13 million fine in connection with safety violations, a U.S. Department of Labor statement said Thursday.

The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the British oil giant resolved 409 of the 439 citations OSHA issued in Oct. 2009 for safety violations at BP's Texas City, Texas refinery, site of a Mar. 2005 explosion that killed 15 workers.

BP was fined $21 million after the incident, $50.6 million more after a 2009 follow-up investigation indicated a failure to resolve other safety issues, and $30.7 million in a separate 2009 settlement involving 439 violations of OSHA's Process Safety Management standards for handling hazardous chemicals, the statement said.

"For the workers at BP's Texas City refinery, this [Thursday's] settlement will help establish a culture of safety," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Rutgers sophomore Caitlyn Kovacs dead after visit to Delta Kappa Epsilon frat house Rutgers sophomore Caitlyn Kovacs dead after visit to Delta Kappa Epsilon frat house
2
Bill Clinton hints he expects to be grandfather by first of October Bill Clinton hints he expects to be grandfather by first of October
3
Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison
4
Cop-killer suspect Eric Frein possibly spotted, in standoff Cop-killer suspect Eric Frein possibly spotted, in standoff
5
Hiker dead in apparent bear attack in New Jersey Hiker dead in apparent bear attack in New Jersey
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback