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Marchon Chemical Plant (Fire)

Volume 171: debated on Wednesday 25 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will instruct the Health and Safety Executive to carry out an urgent independent investigation into the fire on Thursday 19 April at the Marchon chemical plant in Whitehaven and publish its findings; and if he will make a statement.

Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have already begun their investigation into the circumstances of the fire at the Marchon Chemical plant in Whitehaven on 19 April 1990. The HSE does not consider that the incident warrants any special report.