Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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June 2011 Pembroke Refinery Explosion and Fire

In October 2018, Valero Energy UK Limited pleaded guilty in Welsh court to health and safety charges brought by the U.K. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) relating to the June 2011 explosion and fire at the Pembroke Refinery, which resulted in the deaths of four people and serious injuries to a fifth. In June 2019, Valero was fined £5 million (US$6.4 million) and ordered to pay costs of £1 million (US$1.3 million).

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Prosecution Notice
Contractors Involved Penalty
Valero Energy Corp. $7,639,395
Further Information Released
HSE Press Release (June 2019) 6/6/2019
HSE Press Release (July 2018) 7/24/2018

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database