Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Failure to Protect Employees from a Chemical Release (Texas City Refinery)

“BP Amoco’s Texas City oil and gas refinery has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for its alleged failure to protect employees from a chemical release and fire. Proposed penalties total $63,000. OSHA issued citations to the refinery for 14 alleged serious violations of safety standards following an investigation that began March 30 when a pipe ruptured on a furnace, releasing flammable vapors that ignited a fire in the Ultraformer No. 4 (UU4) desulfurizer section.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Labor – OSHA
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Citation
Contractors Involved Penalty
BP P.L.C. $63,000
Further Information Released
OSHA Press Release 8/31/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database