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BP Incident Sparks Review of Contractor Safety Statistics

October 22, 2006, 3:01 pm

Representative Gene Green (D TX) has introduced legislation that would force refineries to disclose contractor deaths in sector safety statistics reported to OSHA, effectively closing a loophole that critics say allows companies to under report fatalities. Green introduced the legislation after the Houston Chronicle reported that the 15 people killed in a March explosion at BP's Texas City refinery were contractors, and therefore would not be reported to OSHA as refinery workplace fatalities.


BP safety under fresh US attack: Oil giant said it had installed updated safety equipment before explosion

October 22, 2006, 2:52 pm

BP claims to have installed updated safety equipment before explosion. Documents are revealed ahead of court case in Texas.


BP's Browne Hopes to Avoid Testimony as Victims Settle

October 22, 2006, 12:07 pm

The chief executive ...


Anger at BP Adds to Daughter's Grief; After Losing Both Parents, She Says the Oil Giant Ignored Some Safety Problems

October 20, 2006, 5:51 pm

Eva's Tragedy: Loosing both parents in the BP Trial Explosion.


BP Settles 114 Lawsuits Over Texas Refinery Explosion (Update1)

October 20, 2006, 4:14 pm

Highlights number of cases that have been settled. BP still faces suits over the next couple weeks.

Update: Trial is scheduled to begin early November.


Texas City Trial Set Back

October 20, 2006, 4:07 pm

Texas City Trial is postponed.

UPDATE: Trial now scheduled to start November 8th, 2006.


US Presses BP Over Pipeline Flaws

October 20, 2006, 3:48 pm

This article illustrates BP's failure to: "disclose a five-year-old order to inspect and clean pipelines which leaked more than 200,000 gallons of crude in March."


BP's Browne Ordered to Testify Over Texas Explosion

October 12, 2006, 5:05 pm

BP's Browne Ordered to Testify Over Texas Explosion.

By Laurel Brubaker Calkins and Margaret Cronin Fisk

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc Chief Executive Officer John Browne was ordered by a Texas judge to give sworn testimony for lawsuits stemming from an explosion that killed 15 workers and injured hundreds more at the company's biggest refinery.


Attorneys in BP suit considering deposition from top exec

September 12, 2006, 12:17 pm

(9/12/06 - GALVESTON, TX) - Attorneys representing victims of the fatal 2005 BP Texas City refinery blast said they may continue to push for a deposition from BP PLC Chief Executive Lord John Browne.


Manzoni deal may spare BP's Browne from questioning

September 5, 2006, 1:59 pm

Manzoni deal may spare BP's Browne from questioning

Update: 10:20 AM ET Sep 1, 2006

(This article was originally published Thursday) By Jessica Resnick-Ault Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES HOUSTON (MarketWatch) -- In an agreement that may spare BP PLC (BP) Chief Executive John Browne from questioning, global refining chief John Manzoni agreed to be deposed next week in litigation related to the Texas City refinery explosion, BP and a plaintiffs attorney said Thursday.


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