03/26/2007

BP 'is to blame for Texas blast'

British oil giant BP has been heavily criticised by US safety investigators
over a refinery disaster that killed 15 workers in 2005.
According to the draft report from the US Chemical Safety Board, the blast was
the result of lax safety culture at BP.

According to the draft report, a number of factors contributed to the explosion
including cost-cutting, worker fatigue, and a failure by the whole of BP's
management to address safety issues.  The report also said that the agency in
charge of spotting safety problems had failed to see warning signs.

The UK oil company said on Tuesday that it disagreed strongly with parts of the
report.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work