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ICL (Stockline) explosion: 10th anniversary

2014 May 13
by Mary Munro


“A city comes together: hundreds gather to pay respects 10 years on from Stockline disaster” Herald
“Hundreds commemorate Stockline victims 10 years after explosion” BBC
“Stockline explosion: Memorial service takes place to mark 10th anniversary of Maryhill factory blast that claimed nine lives” Daily Record
“Stockline factory disaster victims remembered on 10th anniversary” STV

Following posted on 8.03.10

“New safety drive in wake of fatal ICL blast” Scotsman
“Safety changes after Stockline factory blast” STV
“Safety changes after blast report” BBC

Following posted on 31.08.09

“HSE response to Stockline ‘too little, too late’” Sunday Herald

Following posted on 28.08.09

“Health and Safety Executive admits failings before factory blast” Press and Journal
“HSE has learned lessons of ICL tragedy, says its chief” Scotsman

Following posted on 17.07.09

“Bosses should stand in dock and answer for nine lives lost” Daily Record
“Stockline factory blast in which nine died was ‘avoidable disaster’, inquiry finds” Daily Record
“Inquiry calls for all gas pipes to be replaced” Evening Times
“Factory disaster could be repeated” Herald
“Workers ‘let down by toothless regime’” Herald
“‘No–one will take responsibility’” Herald
“Editorial: An avoidable disaster” Herald
“How an ordinary day at work ended in tragedy” Herald
“Factory blast was ‘avoidable’” Independent
“Health and safety chief must accept blame” Scotsman
“Safety watchdog is damned over Stockline blast” Scotsman
“Liquid gas safety rules ‘inadequate’ five years after Stockline” Times
“Stockline disaster was avoidable” Scottish Sun
“Families respond to Stockline report” BBC
“Blast company ‘flaunted’ safety” BBC
“Fatal factory blast ‘avoidable’” BBC
“At–a–glance: Stockline inquiry findings” BBC
“Health and Safety Executive” BBC
“Report into Stockline explosion published” STV
“Families slam ‘soft touch’ safety laws” Evening Times
“Stockline explosion an ‘avoidable disaster’” Law Society Journal Online

Following posted on 02.07.08

“Limits to Stockline inquiry ‘mean lessons could be lost’” Sunday Herald

Following posted on 03.06.08

“Factory death blast probe begins” BBC
“Inquiry into Stockline explosion opens” STV

Following posted on 06.12.07

“Factory blast inquiry to be led by top judge” Herald
“Chair and terms of reference for Glasgow factory inquiry announced”
“Senior judge to lead inquiry into fatal factory explosion” Scotsman
“Blast inquiry details announced” BBC
“Lord Gill to lead inquiry into Stockline explosion” Law Society Journal Online

Following posted on 02.10.07

“Maryhill families win historic inquiry into ICL explosion” Evening Times

“Stockline Disaster To Get Full Inquiry” Daily Record
“Full public inquiry pledge for Stockline blast families” Herald
“Lessons from Stockline” Herald
“Relatives of Stockline blast victims win inquiry fight” Scotsman
“Joint inquiry into factory blast” BBC
“Public inquiry to be held into Stockline blast” STV
“Maryhill families win historic inquiry into ICL explosion” Evening Times

Following posted on 28.09.07

“Stockline blast inquiry set to be announced” Herald
“Public inquiry into factory blast” BBC
“Maryhill disaster probe to get go-ahead” Evening Times

“Stockline inquiry must examine work of HSE” Herald

Following posted on 21.09.07

“Salmond ‘sympathetic’ to blast probe plea” Evening Times
“Renewed calls for Stockline explosion inquiry” STV

Following posted on 20.09.07

“Families want public inquiry into ICL blast” Herald
“Blast families told killings laws could be toughened” Evening Times

Following posted on 07.09.07

“First Minister gives support to Stockline blast inquiry” Herald
“‘Wide’ support for blast inquiry” BBC
“Salmond calls for Stockline inquiry” Daily Record

Following posted on 03.09.07

“Stockline disaster: The most damning verdict” Sunday Herald
“Time to tackle the shame of Scotland’s industrial fatalities” Sunday Herald
“Stockline report criticises firm and watchdog” Herald

Following posted on 31.08.07

“Maryhill blast boss says ‘sorry'” Evening Times

Following posted on 30.08.07

“MSP to pursue bill on corporate killing” Herald
“Verdict shows need for a new corporate killing law” Herald
“Gillon to battle on with bill on corporate killing” Law Society Journal Online

Following posted on 29.08.07

“Stockline factory disaster companies fined” STV
“Families condemn blast firm fine” BBC
“Anger at £400,000 fine for deadly factory blast” Telegraph
“£44,000 for each life lost and bosses ‘just go back to work” Scotsman
“Just £405 worth of pipeline repairs could have saved Stockline lives” Scotsman
“Explosion firms fined £400,000” Scotsman
“Firms fined over fatal gas blast” Independent
“Blast victims’ families call for new safety laws” Guardian
“Families of Stockline victims call for new law” Herald
“Factory operators fined £400,000 over fatal gas explosion” Herald
“ICL fined £400,000 over Glasgow factory explosion” Guardian
“£400,000 for nine lives” Evening Times
“Stockline blast firms fined £44k a life” Evening News
“The price of disaster” Evening Times
“Blast firm fine ‘put in context'” BBC

“Factory explosion firm pleads guilty”
“GUILTY: Firms admit blame for Maryhill factory blast” Evening Times
“Stockline victims’ families fight on” Scotsman
“Gas blast families want HSE rethink” Scotland on Sunday
“Blast firms admit safety charges” BBC
“Stockline families’ statement in full” BBC

Following posted on 10.11.06

“Date for Stockline legal action” BBC

Press releases

“Action on Liquefied Petroleum Gas safety: Government responds to Lord Gill’s report” DWP (March 2010)

27.8.09: “HSE publishes its response to ministers on the explosion at ICL Plastics and launches consultation on LPG regime” HSE
“Families and STUC welcome ICL Report and call for tough new enforcement action against negligent employment practices” STUC
“Stockline Plastics inquiry” Scot.Gov. (16.7.09)
“HSE responds to Lord Gill’s Inquiry Report into the explosion at ICL Plastics, Glasgow (2004)” HSE
“LPG Pipework Replacement Programme Gets Underway” UKLPG
“Stockline Plastics inquiry” Scot.Gov. (1.7.09)
“ICL Inquiry Remit Announcement” COPFS (December 2007)

“Glasgow factory inquiry announcement” Scot. Gov. (October 2007)
“ICL Factory Inquiry Announcement” COPFS (October 2007)

“STUC reacts to ICL Plastics and ICL Tech Limited Fines” STUC
“ICL investigation: Completion of legal proceedings” HSE
“HMA v ICL Plastics Ltd and ICL Tech Ltd” COPFS (August 2007) and
“HMA v ICL Plastics Ltd and ICL Tech Ltd” Crown Office (August 2007)

See also

Statement by the ICL Support Group, consisting of the families of Annette Doyle, Kenneth Murray, Thomas McAuley, Tracey McErlane and Ann Trench
The ICL Inquiry Report | Summary
The ICL Inquiry site
ICL/ Stockline disaster: an independent report on working conditions prior to the explosion (September 2007)

Scottish Parliament Official Report 20.9.07: ICL Factory Explosion (Public Inquiry)
S3M-374# Patricia Ferguson: ICL Factory Explosion – Call For Public Inquiry—That the Parliament notes that, three years and three months after the factory explosion that claimed the lives of nine workers, badly injured many more and devastated the community of Maryhill, the companies involved, ICL Plastics and ICL Tech Limited, have pled guilty to breaches of health and safety legislation; recognises the dignified and responsible way in which the families of those involved in this tragedy have conducted themselves throughout this difficult time; notes the support and assistance given by the STUC and the families’ lawyers throughout, and further notes the call by the families and their supporters for a wide-reaching public inquiry into the circumstances of this case and looks to the Lord Advocate to facilitate such an inquiry.

Patricia Ferguson (Glasgow Maryhill) (Lab): To ask the First Minister whether he will ensure that there is appropriate co-operation between the Scottish Executive, the Crown Office and the UK Government in any consideration of a judicial public inquiry into the explosion at the Stockline factory on 11 May 2004.

“Stockline Disaster: Independent Report by Stirling and Strathclyde Criticises Working Conditions” Stirling University (September 2007) If this link does not work track this release in the University news archive.

Corporate Homicide Expert Working Group Report (submitted to the Scottish Executive in 2005).

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