May 4, 2007 |

Houston Chronicle Story About Internal BP Texas City Explosion Firing Recommmendations

For the complete story see:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/4774310.html

To read the internal BP report see:

http://partners.ibctv.com/Bonse%20Main%20Report.pdf

The article starts out saying:

“An internal BP investigation, detailed for the first time Thursday, recommended that four executives be fired for management shortcomings in a “culture of risk taking” leading up to the 2005 explosion that killed 15 people at BP’s Texas City refinery.

The two-part report of the “management accountability” probe also chastised John Manzoni, the London-based company’s chief executive of refining and marketing, but didn’t call for his termination.

The plant blast investigation, led by BP group vice president Wilhelm Bonse-Geuking, was finished in February but remained under wraps until Thursday, after a Texas appeals court upheld a state district judge’s order that it be made public. BP fought to prevent public identification of the men recommended for firing.”

For the complete article, see the link above.

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