BP Aware of Safety Risks Before Explosion ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

BP Aware of Safety Risks Before Explosion

According to 60 Minutes, oil giant British Petroleum (BP) knew about serious safety risks at their Texas refinery long before the March 2005 explosion that killed 15 people. Parus and other officials at the plant were aware of the safety risk, according to a federal investigation. Workers at the plant believed that management were more concerned about profits than they were about safe working conditions for its employees, as the results of a worker surver showed. While BP refused to be interviewed on camera, they did allow a tour of the refinery. 60 Minutes concluded that "was no evidence of anyone consciously or intentionally taking actions or decisions that put others at risk."

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