HC Deb 03 July 1989 vol 156 c74W
Mr. Wallace

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the explosion at the Sullom Voe oil terminal on Thursday 22 June.

Mr. Nicholls

On 22 June 1989, the Health and Safety Executive was informed that due to the failure of a length of weld on a steel pipe drain at the Sullom Voe oil terminal, oily water was released causing an eruption of water and gravel. There were no injuries.