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HSE probes fatal refinery blast

THE UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) this morning launched an investigation into last night’s fatal explosion at Chevron’s 220,000 barrel a day Pembroke refinery in southwest Wales.

The UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) this morning launched an investigation into last night’s fatal explosion at Chevron’s 220,000 barrel a day Pembroke refinery in southwest Wales. According to initial reports, maintenance work was under way when an explosion rocked a 730-cubic metre storage tank, sparking a fire. Four workers were killed and a nearby storage tank was also damaged. A fifth worker is in hospital in a serious but stable condition. Chevron said all five were contractors. Chevron issued a statement this afternoon, denying reports that the refinery had been shut in. The Pembroke refinery processes crude from the North Sea, Russia and West Africa into diesel, gasoline an

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