The companies express our condolences to the families of those among our staff whose lives were taken in the tragic event at our manufacturing plant
Our thoughts are also with those who have suffered serious injuries, and to
their loved ones as they await their recovery.
All of us are deeply shocked by the incident, and relieved that so many
people escaped serious injury.
We wish to pay tribute to the emergency services' personnel who responded so
quickly to the incident, and who have worked so hard to save lives and rescue
those who were trapped within the building after the explosion.
Their actions are testament to their hard work and dedication.
We also give thanks to the medical and nursing staff in Glasgow hospitals
who are tending the injured.
Finally we wish to thank the local community and carers, including many of
our staff, who have rallied round to offer and provide support at this dark time
for everyone within the company.
ICL Plastics Ltd and Stockline Plastics Ltd are co-operating with the
emergency services in their efforts to locate every person who was in the
building at the time of the incident.
The cause of the apparent explosion, and extensive damage to the buildings,
has not been confirmed.
We are working closely with the Health & Safety Executive and other relevant
authorities to establish the cause in due course.
It would be inappropriate to comment further until the rescue operation is
completed and the site is declared safe so that investigations can proceed."