ICL explosion inquiry begins

Posted on 2 Jul 2008 by The Manufacturer

A public inquiry has begun looking into events that led up to the 2004 explosion at the ICL factory in Glasgow which killed nine and injured a further 33.

The factory exploded and collapsed on 11 May 2004 following the escape of liquefied petroleum gas from old pipework.

ICL and ICL Tech were held accountable and fined £400,000 for breaching health and safety laws.

The public inquiry will aim to find and present the truth to those affected by the incident, rather than to determine criminal or civil liability, and will be held at Maryhill Community Hall close to the factory site – a choice of location which some have deemed to be insensitive.