‘Flying by the seats of our pants’: Why did two men die at one of England’s most highly regulated environmental hazard sites?
One freeport. Two dead men. Multiple regulatory failures. Tommy Williams and John Mackay lost their lives in 2019 during the demolition of ammonia washers in Teesside, on the site now razed in preparation for the Teesside Freeport. Their families know how they died, but not why. In a new investigation, ENDS can reveal the operational failures at the site of their deaths that went unnoticed by regulators.