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Category: Liquified petroleum gas

LPG supplier fined following tanker gas leak

Friday, October 9, 2015

An LPG supplier was fined after a large leakage from a tanker caused the emergency services to evacuate 15 people from nearby houses.

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Aberdeen firm fined after investigation into hotel gas blast

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

An Aberdeen-based catering supply company has been fined after three people were seriously injured in a gas explosion in a hotel kitchen in Auchenblae.

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Cornish gas fitter left hob in dangerous state

Friday, February 7, 2014

An illegal gas fitter, who was unqualified to carry out work on gas appliances, left a hob he worked on in a dangerous condition, a court heard today (7 February).

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Safety alert – Failure of a foot valve actuator on an LPG road tanker

Monday, January 13, 2014

A recent HSE investigation has found that piston actuators fitted to safety critical foot valves on LPG road tankers may not operate on demand at low temperatures created by a loss of containment.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Builder prosecuted for dangerous gas work

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A builder has been sentenced for illegal and dangerous gas work that posed a serious risk to a Bude pensioner.

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Maintenance man prosecuted for illegal gas work

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A 70 year-old self-employed maintenance worker has been fined for carrying out illegal gas work at a café and restaurant in St Austell, exposing customers and workers to the risk of injury.

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Plumber prosecuted for illegal gas work after couple burned in explosion

Friday, May 24, 2013

A Lincolnshire plumber has been prosecuted for carrying out illegal gas work after a couple suffered severe burns in a major explosion at their home.

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Gas firm fined for workers’ injuries in explosion

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Calor Gas has been fined for safety failings after two workers suffered severe burns when they were caught in a flashover explosion triggered by a gas leak near Bristol.

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RR945 – Potential for leaks of LPG from underground pipes into caravans and park homes

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

This report considers ventilation requirements for caravans and park homes which have a skirt installed to enclose the volume underneath them. Ventilation is considered in relation to the possibility of LPG leaking into the space under the caravan / park home due to corrosion of any underground LPG service pipe which rises under it.

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Gas fitter prosecuted for illegal inspections

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A bogus gas fitter and the company he owns have been prosecuted for carrying out illegal inspections on mobile catering units in Suffolk.

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Suffolk mushroom grower prosecuted after workers’ lives put at risk

Friday, April 20, 2012

A company has been fined after a visit by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors found dangerous conditions in a factory on an industrial estate near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

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Carlisle boss fined after ignoring fire warnings

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The owner of a pallet manufacturing firm has appeared in court after he allowed fires to be repeatedly lit at his premises next to gas storage sites in Carlisle.

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St Helens man sentenced over gas explosion

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Managing Director of a St Helens gas supply firm has appeared in court after he and an employee suffered multiple burns in an explosion.

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Fire and explosion – Simple guide to dangerous substances

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Explosive atmospheres can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts. If there is enough of a substance, mixed with air, then all it needs is a source of ignition to cause an explosion. Each year people are injured at work by flammable substances accidentally catching fire or exploding.

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Report of the LPG Independent Expert Working Group

Friday, January 20, 2012

This is the report of an independent Working Group (WG) established by HSE in May 2011 to advise on the prioritisation and timescale for resolution of potential corrosion problems with underground LPG vapour-carrying pipework installed at industrial and commercial premises.

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Risk of explosion from gas release put lives at risk

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A gas company has been fined for putting its employees at risk after a large cloud of flammable gas was released at its Caernarfon depot.

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Gas microsite relaunched

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The gas microsite has been relaunched and provides: Information gas consumers need to know in order to manage gas appliances/equipment safely and tells you what to do in an emergency, regulation of health and safety for the onshore natural gas industry and the safe use of LPG.

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Selby company fined after explosion injures worker

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A worker at a company providing anti-corrosion solutions to industry was severely injured when a build up of gas vapour in a road tanker exploded a court heard.

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Calor Gas fined over LPG release

Friday, May 7, 2010

Calor Gas Ltd was today fined £27,500, after a major gas leak led to a cloud of highly flammable Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) forming above its terminal in Essex.

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