Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Safety Violations at Scotland Refinery

BP was fined £1m (approx. $1.4 million) for breaching safety laws at its Grangemouth, Scotland refinery. The company pleaded guilty to charges relating to two separate incidents at the complex in June 2000. In the first incident, a high pressure steam pipe broke, injuring a woman. In the second incident three days later, a break in other pipework caused the release of highly flammable vapor which led to a major fire.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Conviction
Contractors Involved Penalty
BP P.L.C. $1,400,000
Further Information Released
Incident Investigation Report 4/26/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database