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Workplace Compliance News - May 2019

Electrocution
Company fined £225,000 following electric shock and burn incident
An electrical contractor has been sentenced after a worker suffered an electric shock and sustained life-changing burn injuries.
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Pollution Hazard
Thames Water fined £2million for ‘‘foreseeable and avoidable’’ pollution
Thames Water has been fined £2million after raw sewage polluted two Oxfordshire streams, killing an entire population of almost 150 fish. The sewage also flooded a nearby garden. Judge Peter Ross, ruled the incident that occurred in 2015 as a high-end, category three harm offence.
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Health and Safety
Plastic products manufacturer fined £293,000 after employee killed
A company which manufactures plastic products has been fined for safety breaches after the death of an employee.
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Legal
East Yorkshire bakery fined over £150,000 after workers exposed to flour dust
A bakery company has been prosecuted for safety breaches after employees suffered long term exposure to flour dust, which is a respiratory sensitiser.
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Demolition contractor fined over £130,000 after workers fall from excavator
A demolition contractor has been fined after two workers fell from an attachment on an excavator, resulting in serious injuries.
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