Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

BP Texas City Violations and Settlement Agreements

BP Texas City Violations | Credit: Chemical Safety Board

After a 2005 explosion and fire at a BP refinery in Texas City, Texas, killed 15 workers and injured 170 more, OSHA conducted 17 inspections and issued hundreds of citations that led to a series of agreements between OSHA and BP to abate hazards and protect refinery workers.

This page contains information on the violations at the BP refinery and the agreements between BP and OSHA to abate these hazards.

July, 2012: BP agrees to pay $13 million and abate process safety management violations

August, 2010: BP pays $50.6 million to resolve failure-to-abate citations

October, 2009: OSHA issues record breaking fines of more than $87 million to BP

September, 2005: OSHA issues $21 million, signs agreement with BP to abate violations

Streaming Audio Files for September 22, 2005 News Conference

BP Texas City Refinery - March 2005
BP Texas City Refinery - March 2005
BP Texas City Refinery - March 2005

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