BP accepts a record $50.6M fine for a Texas refinery's safety hazards

BP will pay a $50.6 million fine for safety violations at a refinery in Texas City, Texas, where an explosion in 2005 killed 15 workers. "The size of the penalty rightly reflects BP's disregard for workplace safety and shows that we will enforce the law so workers can return home safe at the end of their day," said U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it is pursuing an additional $30 million penalty, which is being contested by BP Products North America.

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