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Chevron blast inquiry - 'insufficient evidence' for corporate manslaughter charges

The blast at Chevron in 2011 killed four people. Credit: ITV Wales

The Crown Prosecution Service says there is "insufficient evidence" to proceed with corporate manslaughter against companies following an explosion at the Chevron oil refinery in Rhoscrowther, Pembrokeshire in 2011 which killed four people.

The CPS says it has made the decision following a review of evidence.

This enquiry was extremely complex and left no stone unturned, whereby many experts and specialists were used to provide the best evidence possible to present to the CPS.

The families of the deceased have been informed of the CPS decision, and our thoughts remain with them.

– Health and Safety Executive
Julie Schmitz, Dennis Riley, Robert Broome and Andrew Jenkins Credit: ITV Wales

Julie Jones, Dennis Riley, Robert Broome and Andrew Jenkins were all killed in the blast, with a fifth person, Andrew Philips, suffering severe burns.

Following the decision made by the CPS, the investigation will now continue by the Health and Safety Executive into whether there are any breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

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