NHS Foundation Trust Fined After Employee Suffers Burns Key Facts:  A hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust has been fined after an employee suffered serious burns. The maintenance worker sustained serious steam burns to his lower body whilst working on a boiler. The Trust was subsequently fined  £7,000 plus costs of £1,926 and a victim surcharge of

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Gas Safe Register breaches lead to prosecution Key Facts: A plumber has been prosecuted for the second time in four months for breaching Gas Safe Register legislation. The plumber carried out gas works whilst not registered and in breach of an HSE Prohibition Notice. He was given a 6 month suspended sentence.

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Food company fined after worker electrocuted Key Facts:  A 21-year-old worker was electrocuted after coming into contact with live cabling in a food company’s loft. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the ambulance crew. The food company was  fined £170,000 and ordered to pay costs of £35,403.

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Pharmaceutical firm fined after employee exposed to hazardous substances Key Facts:  An investigation was launched into a pharmaceutical firm after worker exposed to hazardous substances. The firm had failed to review and ensure the health and welfare of their employee. They were subsequently fined £27,000.

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