A report says a Texas City BP refinery still has the same widespread safety violations that led to a deadly 2005 explosion and could result in another major accident.
The report was prepared on behalf of blast victims who object to a criminal plea deal for London-based BP PLC.
In the report, expert Mike Sawyer says BP continues to operate the refinery in violation of federal safety laws.
The federal plea deal calls for a $50 million fine and sentences the oil giant to three years' probation for its role in the blast that killed 15 people and injured more than 170.
A BP spokesman was not immediately available for comment.
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