From The Ergoweb® Learning Center

Experts Not As Quick as BP to Blame Workers for March 23 Refinery Explosion

An explosion on March 23, 2005, at a British Petroleum (BP) refinery in Texas killed 15 people and injured 170. It has been described as the worst United States refinery accident in recent memory. BP blamed “management failures and employee mistakes” in its preliminary report. Experts outside the company see other causes, some that add up to a failure to observe fundamental ergonomics principles.

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