April 13, 2010 | Mark Paradies

Joint UK HSE/Police Investigation of Arson Leads to £40,000 Fine for Company that Was the Victim

This investigation seems pretty adversarial toward the company that was the victim of the arsonist. Here’s a quote from the York Press:

BCB Environmental Management Ltd, of Marston Business Park, pleaded guilty to three breaches of health and safety regulations after an arsonist used the chemicals to start a blaze at the site.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) told Harrogate magistrates the company created a risk that drums containing flammable liquids could have ignited because they were processed close to unprotected electrical equipment.

Wow!

Here’s links to the York Press story:

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/5198364.BCB_Environmental_Management_Ltd__of_Marston_Business_Park_fined___40_000/

Here’s a link to the HSE press release:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2010/coi-yh-12910.htm

Maybe you need to attend the pre-Summit course being provided by two former UK detectives to understand how police investigation work at industrial facilities. See:

A Police Enquiry into a Death in the WorkPlace – Corporate Responsibility

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