OSHA, BP reach significant settlement after 2009 citations

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by T.J. Aulds/ The Daily News

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Posted on July 13, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 13 at 10:24 AM

TEXAS CITY, Texas — BP and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday announced a settlement resolving most of the safety issues stemming from a series of violations the company’s Texas City refinery was cited for in 2009.

Most of the violations stemmed from safety changes not made at the Texas City refinery after a fatal explosion in 2005. But, OSHA also withdrew more than 100 citations after BP supplied documentation showing many of the safety changes had been made.

In its announcement of the agreement, a top OSHA official said BP has made significant strides in improving process safety throughout the refinery. He claimed OSHA’s enforcement action played a role in that effort.

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