BP pays fine for safety violations

December 29, 2008 6:38:06 PM PST
BP America has paid $332,000 in fines after state regulators found more than a dozen safety violations at its oil refinery in Whiting, Indiana two years ago.A state report said violations at the refinery included untested fire hoses, outdated safety procedures and broken equipment.

Indiana authorities initially announced an even larger fine. But last summer, an agency review board downgraded or dropped half the violations and reduced the fines.

BP says it has corrected the safety violations.