Shell's "Neglect Of Basic Maintenance" Costs £1.2 Million
20 June 2011
The SHP (Safety & Health Practitioner) reports that energy giant Shell UK is to pay £1.24 million in fines and costs following an explosion and fire at its Bacton gas terminal in Norfolk on 28 February 2008.
The incident was investigated by both the HSE and the Environment Agency (EA).
HSE inspector Steve Johnson said: "The fact no one was seriously hurt in this incident was solely down to good fortune".
This was acknowledged by the company's internal report and it also stated that Shell UK neglected basic maintenance leading up to the explosion.
For more on this go to SHP Online.