Shell fined £1m over Bacton gas explosion

Shell has been fined £1m with costs of £242,000 for an explosion which released tonnes of fire water and foam into the North Sea. The company was fortunate to avoid fatalities in the 2008 incident.

Aftermath of the explosion at the Bacton site. Credit: Health and Safety Executive
Aftermath of the explosion at the Bacton site. Credit: Health and Safety Executive

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