OSHA: BP failed to correct safety hazards at plant after 15 were killed
WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Friday imposed a record $87 million fine against oil giant BP PLC for failing to correct safety hazards after a 2005 explosion killed 15 workers at its Texas City refinery.
The fine — the largest in OSHA's history — comes after a 6-month inspection revealed hundreds of violations of a 2005 settlement agreement to repair hazards at the refinery.
BP officials formally contested the fine, saying they believed the company had fully complied with the settlement agreement.
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