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    :: Sunday, October 09, 2005 ::

    Explosion at Texas plastics plant injures 11 - Associated Press
    POINT COMFORT, Texas -- Explosions rocked a plastics plant and injured 11 people in the latest of several fires and explosions at Texas industrial plants this year.

    The explosions Thursday at the Formosa Plastics Corp. facility also came about a year and a half after five of the company's workers were killed in a blast at its plant in Illiopolis, Ind.

    BP needs commitment, not safety checklist - By LOREN STEFFY, HoustonChronicle
    Sure, BP agreed to hire an outside safety auditor, and it will have the independent safety board looking over its shoulder, but culture can't be changed by edict or oversight. It changes because everyone, from executives to workers on the ground, understands the purpose of the policies.

    It's not just about checklists and requirements; it's about intent.

    That's far harder than jumping through hoops for OSHA. That's what BP owes to the 15 who died, to the 170 who were injured, and to the hundreds of workers who every day walk through the company's gates in Texas City.

    The OSHA report underscores the magnitude of the problem. Now it's up to BP to fix it.
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