Chemical fire at Rhodia UK Ltd January 2nd 2009

Mr Carroll made this Freedom of Information request to Health and Safety Executive

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Dear Health and Safety Executive,

Could you please advise me if a final report concerning the chemical incident at the Trinity Street plant at Oldbury West Midlands on January 2009 allegedly involving White phosphorusis is available to access, or tell me when it is likely to be released, or how I can obtain a copy. Can you also advise me of how many other incidentsthe HSE have investigated at this site over the years and their outcomes, and whether I can obtain this information from yourselves and any costs involved for this information.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Carroll

Infoline Admin,

Ref: HPHS-83KC6C

Dear Mr Carroll,

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the chemical fire at Rhodia UK Ltd,
January 2nd 2009.

We are unable to process Freedom of Information requests within the
national Infoline. As such your request has been sent to a local Freedom
of Information Officer to action. Your request has therefore, been
forwarded for reply to:

Farhana Ahmed

Freedom of Information Officer

Hazardous Installations Division

Health and Safety Executive

1 Hagley Road

Birmingham

West Midlands

B16 8HS

Tel - 0121 607 6200 (switchboard)

If you require to contact HSE again regarding this enquiry please quote
the reference number above.

I hope this helps, but if you require further assistance, please do not
hesitate to contact this address again or telephone HSE Infoline on 08453
450055.

Yours sincerely

Helena Phillips

HSE Infoline

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Dear Infoline Admin,

Dear Health and Safety Executive,

Ref HPHS-83KC6C Chemical fire at Rhodia UK Ltd January 2nd 2009

I have yet to receive a reply from the local freedom of information officer regarding my request which is now delayed. Can you please advise me of the status of this request.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Carroll

Infoline Admin,

Ref: HPHS-84KBCA

Dear Mr Carroll,

Thank you for your further correspondence regarding your enquiry.

I have forwarded your correspondence to the HSE's Enquiry Services Team
to ascertain why you have not received a response to your original
enquiry. Their contact details are as follows:

Contact Centre Support Team

Health and Safety Executive

Redgrave Court

Merton Road

Bootle

Merseyside

L20 7HS

If you require to contact HSE again regarding this enquiry please quote
the above reference number.

I hope this helps, but if you require further assistance, please do not
hesitate to contact this address again or telephone HSE Infoline on 08453
450055.

Yours sincerely

Helena Phillips

HSE Infoline

HSE is committed to maintaining your personal information in a manner
that meets the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Sometimes, we may need to pass your details to another government
department or public body so that they can help you with your enquiry.

HSE Infoline is provided by Connaught Compliance Services Ltd on behalf of
HSE

Connaught plc is a FTSE 250 company. We are the UK's leading provider of
integrated services operating in the compliance, environmental, social
housing and public sector markets.

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Companies
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Dear Health and Safety Executive,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Health and Safety Executive's handling of my FOI request 'Chemical fire at Rhodia UK Ltd January 2nd 2009'.
I have received no response as to whether you hold the information requested and the response is delayed, for what is a fairly straight forward request.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ch...

Yours faithfully,

Mr Carroll

Infoline Admin,

Ref: HPHS-85CAZT

Dear Mr Carroll,

Thank you for your correspondence regarding your FOI request.

We are unable to process your request within Infoline. As such your
request has been sent to the Freedom of Information Unit to action. Your
request has therefore, been forwarded for reply to:

Jane Cloherty

Freedom of Information Unit

Health and Safety Executive

Redgrave Court

Merton Road

Bootle

Merseyside

L20 7HS

Tel - 0151 951 4000 (switchboard)

If you require to contact HSE again regarding this enquiry please quote
the reference number above.

I hope this helps, but if you require further assistance, please do not
hesitate to contact this address again or telephone HSE Infoline on 08453
450055.

Yours sincerely

Helena Phillips

HSE Infoline

HSE is committed to maintaining your personal information in a manner
that meets the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Sometimes, we may need to pass your details to another government
department or public body so that they can help you with your enquiry.

HSE Infoline is provided by Connaught Compliance Services Ltd on behalf of
HSE

Connaught plc is a FTSE 250 company. We are the UK's leading provider of
integrated services operating in the compliance, environmental, social
housing and public sector markets.

Please visit our website to see a full list of Connaught's Registered
Companies
[1]http://www.connaught.plc.uk/group/aboutc...

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which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged
material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or
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entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received
this in error, please contact the sender and delete this message.
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Health and Safety Executive

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FAO - Mr Carroll

Further to your recent email to HSE's Infoline with regard to the above.
Please see HSE's response attached.

Jane Cloherty
FOI Policy Advisor
5 S.G
Redgrave Court
Bootle

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Dear Health and Safety Executive,

FAO Jane Cloherty FOI Policy Adviser,Bootle
Ref Environmental information request Ref 2010050162

Further to our recent telephone conversation, thankyou for clarification of the matter I refered to and I will action this in due course. I am asked to clarify which time periods I am seeking information on concerning investigated incidents at Trinity Street. I am requesting all incidents at the Trinity Street plant held by the HSE relating to (i)Albright and Wilson which would have ended in 2001, and (ii) From 2001 upto the period of the still ongoing investigation concerning the chemical fire on January 2nd 2009. I am unsure how far your records may go back so could you please advise me of this in respect to part (i) and any charges involved. I will only ask Freedom of information questions on this subject via the "What do they Know website.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Carroll

Health and Safety Executive

Mr Carroll

I have passed your request for information to our Birmingham office to
process.

They will send you a formal acknowledgement of your request shortly.

Regards

Jane

Jane Cloherty
FOI Policy Advisor
5 S.G
Redgrave Court
Bootle
VPN 523 4164

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Health and Safety Executive

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Dear Mr Carroll.

Please see attached Acknowledgment letter for your request of Information
concerning Chemical Fire at Rhodia UK Ltd on the 2nd January 2009.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me.

Kind regards

Farhana Ahmed
Health and Safety Executive
HID CI2C
0121 607 6292
Working Hours Monday to Thursdays
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Dear Mr Carroll,

Please see attached letter in regards to your request for information
concerning investigated incidents at Trinity Street Plant.

If you require further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards

Farhana Ahmed
Health and Safety Executive
HID CI2C
0121 607 6292
Working Hours Monday to Thursdays
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