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Workplace Compliance News - December 2018

Legal
Tesco fined £1.6m after member of public injured
The supermarket chain Tesco has been hit with a £1.6 million fine for health and safety failures in its Tesco Metro store on Greenford Road following a successful prosecution by Ealing Council.
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Legionella
£300,000 fine for NHS Trust after exposing patients to Legionella risk
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £300,000 after failing to control the risk to patients from exposure to Legionella bacteria in its water systems.
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Contractors
£965,000 fine for companies after painter falls through station roof
BAM Nuttall and McNealy Brown were fined £900,000 and £65,000 respectively after they admitted failing to put proper procedures and safeguards in place to prevent painter Paul Welstead falling through a ceiling into a passenger waiting room.
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Justice
South Devon Railway fined £40,000 after boy falls through missing toilet floor
South Devon Railway Trust has been fined £40,000 after they admitted putting passengers at risk by failing to adequately bar entry to a toilet cubicle which was missing its floor.
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Health and Safety
Viridor to pay over £350,000 following worker fatality
The waste management company has been sentenced after a 56-year-old man was fatally injured in a lorry runaway incident at a hospital in Plymouth.
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