Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Exposing Employees to Explosion Hazards

“Exposing employees to explosion hazards has led to $141,000 in proposed penalties against BP Amoco Polymers, Inc., by the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The alleged willful and serious citations for violation of safety standards resulted from an inspection of a March 13 explosion and fire that killed three workers at the company’s Clanton Road plant. OSHA cited BP Amoco for two alleged willful violations with proposed penalties of $125,000 for exposing employees to the release of hazardous energy… The company received three serious citations with proposed penalties totaling $16,000 for failing to: properly install pressure relief devices; require proper face protection for employees working with corrosive materials; and properly train employees on lockout/tagout.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Labor – OSHA
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Penalty Proposal
Contractors Involved Penalty
BP P.L.C. $141,000
Further Information Released
OSHA Press Release 8/31/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database