A north-east firm has been fined £7,500 for its part in a hotel explosion that left three people seriously injured.
Instant Catering Maintenence admitted breaching health and safety laws at Aberdeen Sheriff Court this morning.
The court heard an “oversight” in work carried out by the Aberdeen company during the refurbishment of the Drumtochty Arms Hotel in Auchenblae could have caused a “small, localised” ignition.
Sheriff Annella Cowan said the fine would have been £10,000 but discounted it in recognition of the firm’s early guilty plea.
The hotel was demolished following the blast on January 7, 2009.