ConocoPhillips fined £895,000 for Humber refinery explosion

Oil company ConocoPhillips has been ordered to pay over £1 million in fines and costs for a "systematic failure" to maintain equipment which caused a massive explosion and fire at its Humber refinery. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) had concerns over "deteriorating standards" at the site prior to the incident after the company failed to submit an adequate safety report under the control of major accident hazards (COMAH) regime.

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