On the 28th June, a company has been fined £135,000 and ordered to pay costs of £37,653.12 due to a major fire incident in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Teesside Crown Court heard of the large fire that engulfed the premises of a company in the early hours of 14th May 2014. The fire involved a number of dangerous substances, one of which was drums of Vitride, causing each one to burst open and cause a large fireball.

Thankfully, there were no injuries as a result of the fire; however police declared a major emergency and the surrounding areas were closed for several hours.

When an investigation took place the Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency and Cleveland Fire Brigade found that the substance had failed to be maintained in the correct equipment.

The company has pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4 of the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999.

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