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Firms warned of gas cylinder risks

Businesses have been warned of the risks associated with gas cylinders after a man was killed when one exploded at a site in New Denham, Buckinghamshire.

The Health and Safety Executive has called on firms to ensure staff who work with such equipment are fully trained.

It comes after an investigation into the blast at Oak Farm Gas Company found the firm did not have the correct tools for filling low pressure gas cylinders.

Will Pascoe, HSE inspector, said: “Anyone who examines, refurbishes, fills or uses a gas cylinder should be suitably trained and have the necessary skills to carry out their job safely.”