Findings on Texas BP Plant Explosion Released

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By Admin on March 21, 2007 9:29 AM

Federal investigators have concluded that "organizational and safety deficiencies at all levels of the BP Corporation" caused a March 23, 2005, explosion at the BP Texas City refinery, the worst industrial accident in the U.S. since 1990. The report, from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), calls on the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to increase inspection and enforcement at U.S. oil refineries and chemical plants, and to require these corporations to evaluate the safety impact of mergers, reorganizations, downsizing, and budget cuts.