Ineos Fined £400k For Explosive Gas Cloud Safety Failure
Daily Record|May 06, 2021
Workers and locals at risk of blast wave
Tim Bugler

A PETROCHEMICALS company has been fined £400,000 after a leak from a cracked pipe created an explosive gas cloud over a Scottish oil port – putting workers and others nearby at potential risk of death from a blast wave.

Ineos Chemicals admitted that its safety inspections failed to detect the 10-inch long corroded pipe at its Grangemouth plant, which allowed 17 tons of flammable ethylene gas to escape over several hours in May 2017.

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