Beta was fined a total of $ 85,000 在 2013 和 2014 for three incidents, according to bureau records — one of which involved the release of oil. 在一个 2014 案件, an investigation by the bureau found that “crude oil was released through the flare boom,” 一份报告说. “A safety device was bypassed for reasons other than startup, maintenance or testing and was not properly flagged or monitored.” More details on the incident were not immediately available.
Two other cases involved worker injuries
. 在 2012
, a piece of equipment
“fell and struck an employee resulting in injuries to the head and face.
” 而在 2014, “investigators discovered that an injured party received an electric shock of an estimated
98,000 volts at very low amperage
,” 另一个 文档
说过, noting that the injured person was
“not wearing proper personal protective equipment.
Some of the cases were first reported by the Los Angeles Times
Between October 2013 and September 2014, there were at least 18 incidents that involved worker injuries at Beta facilities, according to a report from the bureau, although most were minor.
贝塔 operates the Elly and Ellen platforms off the coast of Long Beach
, which are believed to be the source of the oil leak
The facilities operating the pipeline were built in the late 1970s and early 1980s and are inspected every other year, Amplify CEO Martyn Willsher said at a news conference Sunday. He said company employees noticed the oil spill and notified the Coast Guard on Saturday.
The spill has caused an estimated 126,000 gallons of crude oil to leak off the California coast, 根据当局.
, Beta’s parent company
, went through bankruptcy several years ago
. Memorial Production Partners LP
, a Houston-based company
, filed for bankruptcy in January
2017, and the case was closed in May
2018, with the company’s name changed to Amplify Energy Corp.
, 根据法庭记录. In its bankruptcy petition
, the company listed more than
$ 2.4 billion in assets and more than
$ 2 billion in debts