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Shell boss has pay cut after a string of gruesome deaths

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Shell boss has pay cut after a string of gruesome deaths, including a gun attack on workers

Shell’s boss had his pay cut after a string of gruesome deaths, including a gun attack on workers. 

Ben van Beurden was docked £132,283 – ten per cent of his base salary – after the firm recorded eight deaths last year. A police officer and six staff from an engineering contractor died when gunmen attacked a bus convoy en route to a gas project in Nigeria. 

A lorry driver died in a refuelling accident at a petrol station in Pakistan and a contractor perished when a wall fell over during demolition work in Indonesia. 

Cash in hand: Ben van Beurden still took home a salary of £1.3million and a £2.1million bonus

Van Beurden still took home a salary of £1.3million and a £2.1million bonus. Thanks to the energy crisis the value of his shares has jumped. 

He said: ‘I am determined that we learn from these terrible incidents. We must do everything possible to ensure that anyone who works for Shell goes home safe and well.’ 

BP did not cut boss Bernard Looney’s £2.4million bonus following two deaths, citing ‘record low levels’ of ‘safety events’. 

However, after four deaths at Glencore, the miner docked £85,700 from the pay of boss Gary Nagle this month.   

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