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Companies plead guilty to failings in health and safety after several killed in oil refinery

 An explosion at a Pembrokeshire oil refinery has resulted in the death of four people and left another severely injured.

Valero Energy UK Ltd and B&A contracts Ltd have been found guilty in breach of health and safety laws. 

Robert Broom, Dennis Riley, Julie Schmitz and Andrew Jenkins died in the explosion.

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During maintenance work in 2011, an oil storage tank exploded and changed the lives of those involved and their loved ones forever.
The refinery was then operated by Chevron Limited, but was taken over by Valero Energy UK Ltd and B&A Contracts Ltd in August that year.
These companies were found guilty today at Haverfordwest Magistrates court under the Health and Safety at work act.

The charges were related to the duty of care to both non-employees and those employed.

Valero Energy UK Ltd and B&A Contracts Ltd are due to be sentenced on the 2nd of November at Swansea Crown Court.

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The global giant's warehouse injuries in the UK have doubled in the past few years, according to union research. 


Hundreds of life-threatening warehouse accidents have been reported at Amazon UK for three years.

Head injuries, fractures and collisions with flattening equipment at Amazon UK warehouses have doubled in the past few years, according to union research.

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In Hemel Hempstead, the floor collapsed due to a forklift driver colliding with a column as a "lapse in concentration possibly due to long working hours".

However the injured party remained anonymous in fear of losing his job.

The GMB union uncovered these disturbing statistics by free request.

Tim Roach, the General Secretary believes they "give a horrifying insight into their [Amazon's] warehouses".







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