The blaze, which took place on 25 May at the depot of Petroleum Distributors Ltd, led to the Fire and Rescue Service declaring a code amber – which recalls all available off-duty and retained firefighters. Roads at Havre des Pas and Commercial Buildings were also cordoned off.
At its height, 25 firefighters, three fire engines, a foam tanker, two support 4×4 vehicles and a command vehicle were present at the incident.
On Friday, in the Royal Court, the company admitted failing to carry out a risk assessment while one of their employees was decommissioning a petrol dispenser, and exposing their employee to danger. It was said in court that the fire began during the decommissioning process.
Advocate Adam Harrison, defending, yesterday entered a guilty plea on behalf of Petroleum Distributors Ltd, and the company is due to appear in court on 28 September for sentencing.