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'No amount of money will be enough': Explosion widow on £1m chemical fine

4 1 11
16.09.2021

No amount of money will make up for the loss of a beloved husband who died in an explosion at a city chemical branch.

This is the view of Claire Cranston, after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) saw Briar Chemicals fined £1m over the death of her husband Rob.

Mr Cranston died at the chemical plant in Norwich's Sweet Briar Road on July 27, 2018, as a result of an explosion thought to have been triggered by welding equipment he was using during his work.

After being taken to court by the HSE, Briar Chemicals was fined £1m after it pleaded guilty to a breach of regulation and was ordered to pay £10,967.20 in the costs of bringing the case to court.

Robert Cranston pictured with his wife, Claire. Mr Cranston died following an explosion at Briar Chemicals in Norwich - Credit: Cranston family

But while Mrs Cranston welcomed the outcome, she said that no amount will ever make up for the loss of her husband.

Mrs Cranston, who would have been celebrating her wedding anniversary with her husband on the day of the........

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