16 November 2001 11:43 [Source: ICIS news]
The 35 year-old Mitsui Babcock contractor had been preparing a unit for maintenance work in the refinery part of the complex.
BP and Mitsui Babcock confirmed that a police investigation is underway into the incident. BP is also carrying out its own investigation, to be chaired by a manager from another BP site.
Mitsui Babcock, which carries out repair and maintenance work at the site, said it was fully supporting the investigation.
A spokesman from BP told CNI that work in the area had been suspended and it carried out a safety seminar with workers this morning.
BP's safety record was already under attack after the group announced plans earlier this week to cut up to 1000 jobs from its 2500-strong workforce at Grangemouth. The unions are questioning how BP will be able to improve safety while cutting 40% of its staff.
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