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

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.

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.’

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