Ineos to pay £400,000 for ethylene leak

Ineos has been prosecuted after a cloud of flammable ethylene escaped from its Grangemouth chemicals complex in 2017.

Sector: Industrial

Total payout: £400,000

Type: Prosecution

Date: May 2021

Location: Scotland

Offender: Ineos Chemicals Grangemouth

Description of offence: Breaching regulation 5(1) of the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 and section 33(1) of the Health and Safety at Work. Act 1974

Follow-up: ENDS Report story

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