Man seeks $5 million from gas company for firing

May 3, 2012 

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - A Durango man is suing BP claiming he was fired for reporting safety violations by a BP contractor.

Larry Holland, an employee of Grand Junction-based Pure Automation Inc., is seeking $5 million.

BP America tells the Durango Herald (http://bit.ly/ILC0oH) the company does not believe the accusations.

Holland says company officials tried to get him to retract a report after he told them safety violations last year could have caused a gas explosion that could have killed seven people in a building that had a gas leak.

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Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com

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