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19th February 2020
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21st February 2020

HSE issued report into Chevron Pembroke refinery explosion report

HSE has issued their report into Chevron Pembroke refinery explosion report.  On 2nd June 2011 an explosion on the site’s amine regeneration unit killed four people and seriously injured a fifth.  Following a court decision, of 6th June 2019, Chevron payed a £5.0 Million fine and court costs of £1m as part of a deal it struck with Valero Energy UK, who bought the site after the disaster.  The investigation revealed a longstanding and widespread failure to understand and control risks posed by the flammable atmosphere inside the tank. The explosion and the resulting fatalities were therefore avoidable. The incident was not merely the consequence of errors by individual employees, but because of the failure of safety management systems to ensure a safe place and safe

systems of work.