Stockline plastics explosion

Stockline plastics explosion

New safety drive in wake of fatal ICL blast

THE UK government yesterday announced measures to boost safety in the wake of a factory blast that killed nine people more than five years ago.

HSE has learned lessons of ICL tragedy, says its chief

HEALTH and safety officials have admitted to serious failings in the years leading up to a factory explosion in which nine people died – but they said lessons had been learned and action was being taken to improve inspection procedures.

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No inquiry into Stockline deaths

A FATAL accident inquiry will not be held into a factory explosion which killed nine people, the Crown said yesterday.

Safety watchdog is damned over Stockline blast

THE authority of Britain's workplace safety watchdog came under fierce scrutiny yesterday, after an inquiry ruled that "serious weaknesses" in its inspection procedures contributed to an explosion at a Glasgow factory that killed nine people.

Fatal factory blast was 'avoidable'

A FACTORY blast in Glasgow which killed nine workers was an "avoidable disaster", an inquiry into the tragedy found today.

Stockline victim gets £250,000 damages

A SURVIVOR of the Stockline plastics factory explosion, which claimed nine lives, was awarded £250,000 damages yesterday.

Top judge to lead Stockline blast inquiry

ONE of Scotland’s most senior judges is to lead a public inquiry into a factory explosion which killed nine people and injured 33, it was announced today.

Relatives of Stockline blast victims win inquiry fight

A FULL public inquiry is to be held into the Stockline factory explosion in Glasgow, which killed nine people, it was announced yesterday.

Inquiry into killer blast at Stockline announced

DETAILS of an inquiry into a massive factory explosion will be announced next week.

Pointing the finger of blame

THE British media have lately been full of horror stories about mining accidents in China. To western eyes, Chinese industry is run with scant regard given to the dangers caused to workers or the public. We should be more humble.

£44,000 for each life lost and bosses 'just go back to work'

THE families of workers killed in the Stockline explosion expressed outrage last night after the plant's operators were fined the equivalent of £44,000 per victim.

Stockline blast firms fined £44k a life

THE operators of a plastics factory were fined £400,000 today over a gas explosion that killed nine people.

Explosion firms fined £400,000

The families of workers killed in a factory explosion criticised a £400,000 fine handed out today to the companies that ran the business.

Just £405 worth of pipeline repairs could have saved Stockline lives

REPAIR work costing just over £400 would have prevented the deaths of nine workers and injuries to dozens more in the Stockline factory blast, a court heard yesterday.

Gas blast families want HSE rethink

LAWYERS representing families of those killed in a Glasgow factory explosion believe the role of the Health and Safety Executive needs to be re-examined to prevent another tragedy.

Stockline victims' families fight on

JOE Doyle will never forget the day he realised his house would no longer be filled with the songs of his daughter.

Factory memorial garden unveiled

A MINUTE'S silence was held yesterday for the victims of the Stockline plastics factory tragedy in Glasgow's Maryhill area on its third anniversary.

Anniversary tribute to blast victims

A MEMORIAL garden has been created for the nine people who were killed in the Stockline plastics factory disaster three years ago today.

Stockline firms facing trial

THE companies which operated the Stockline plastics factory where nine people died in an explosion are to be prosecuted over alleged health and safety breaches.

Royal honour for fire crew called out to factory blast

FIREFIGHTERS called to the Stockline Plastics factory explosion in Glasgow have had their efforts recognised by the Queen.

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