The Marathon Petroleum Corporation refinery in Texas City, Texas was built in 1931. There have been numerous serious safety incidents and accidents at the refinery.
On March 23, 2005, a massive explosion at the Texas City Refinery (owned by BP at that time) killed 15 workers and injured hundreds more. While re-starting a unit that had been down for repairs, a tower being filled with gasoline overflowed, backing excess gas into a back-up unit, which also overflowed and sent a geyser of gasoline into the air. The gas ignited, causing the massive explosion.
BP was forced to set aside $1.6 billion to settle claims and personal injury negligence lawsuits arising from the explosion.
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