The oil and gas industry around the world has been responsible for many serious incidents of fire and explosion, some of which have claimed lives and some of which has resulted only in property damage. Start up is a notoriously dangerous time in the process safety of the plant. In this case, Liverpool Crown Court was told that

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Lifting equipment leads to £90,000 fine Key Facts A Wrexham based coach firm have been prosecuted for failing to comply with LOLER regulations. The subsequent HSE investigation found that the company had at least 14 items with outstanding LOLER examinations. They were fined £90,000 plus costs of £3,068.

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Worker Killed By Falling Boxes The Case A Plymouth firm has been prosecuted after a worker was fatally injured when a stack of boxes of frozen fish fell on him. The 22-year-old employee was helping to clear a fallen stack of boxes in a cold store area of the factory when another stack of boxes

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Pub Worker Fined For Gas Failings This is another case of gas work being carried out by unqualified workers. An HSE investigation was launched into the safety practices of a Torquay pub worker after gas failings were identified at a flat in Torquay. The homeowner requested commissioning documentation for the new gas boiler, but it was not

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