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LPG pipework survey

Nine people died and 33 were injured after a catastrophic explosion at ICL Plastics in Glasgow in 2004. The explosion was caused by corroded pipework which let to a build up of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the building’s basement and caused the four-storey factory to collapse.

We need your help

HSE is dedicated to reducing the risk as far as we can to prevent a recurrence of this disaster. To do this, we need to find out more about your LPG pipework. We’ll use the information you provide to prioritise a pipework replacement programme.

If you manage an LPG installation you should have received a questionnaire about your pipework from your supplier.

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Preliminary response published on the incident at ICL Plastics

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published its preliminary formal response to ministers on the Inquiry into the fatal explosion at the ICL factory in Maryhill, Glasgow, in 2004. A consultation on the recommendations made by the Inquiry into reform of the regulatory system for LPG has also been launched.

2016-08-11