ICL Inquiry Report Published
17 July 2009
The Right Honourable Lord Gill, the Lord Justice-Clerk, has published his report following the Inquiry into the explosion on 11th May 2004 at the ICL factory in Maryhill, Glasgow. 9 people were killed as a result of the explosion and 45 were seriously injured or exposed to the risk of death or injury.
Lord Gill concludes that the explosion was caused by a leak of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) brought about by a series of failings over the years leading up to the incident. He makes recommendations to establish a modern LPG safety regime to minimise the risk of such an event recurring.
The Inquiry was the first inquiry held in Scotland under the Inquiries Act 2005 and was also the first joint inquiry under that Act, having been instigated by both the UK and Scottish governments.
Kenny McBrearty of Axiom Advocates, was instructed as junior counsel to the Inquiry.
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