BP Refineries: 97 percent of worst industry violations

From Center for Public Integrity:
Two BP refineries account for 97 percent of all flagrant violations found in the refining industry by government safety inspectors over the past three years. According to its research, “Most of BP’s citations were classified as “egregious willful” by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and reflect alleged violations of a rule designed to prevent catastrophic events at refineries.”

BP received a total of 862 citations between June 2007 and February 2010 for alleged violations at its refineries in Texas City and Toledo, Ohio.

Egregious willful: 760 violations
Willful: 69
Serious: 30
Unclassified: 3

BP accounted for 829 of the 851 willful violations among all refiners cited by OSHA during the period analyzed by the Center.

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