An unfortunate series of events led to a gas cylinder fatality – A worker died when one of 66 heavy argonite gas cylinders hit him as they were propelled at speeds of up to 170 mph after one toppled over, discharged high-pressure gas, which caused it to collide with others and set off a chain reaction. The fatal

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Pub Worker Fined For Gas Failings This is another case of gas work being carried out by unqualified workers. An HSE investigation was launched into the safety practices of a Torquay pub worker after gas failings were identified at a flat in Torquay. The homeowner requested commissioning documentation for the new gas boiler, but it was not

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Landlord fined for gas safety failings Key Facts A landlord has been prosecuted for failing to provide gas safety certificates for two of his properties. The investigation began following a complaint from a tenant. The landlord was ordered to undertake 240 hours of community service, and pay full costs.

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Housing Association Fined For Unsafe Gas Work Key Facts: Unsafe gas work was undertaken at a property occupied by a pregnant mother and her two children. A handyman who was not Gas Safe registered was contracted to cut a gas pipe at the property as it posed a trip hazard. However, this resulted in the

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Non-Gas Safe Registered Engineer Prosecuted Key Facts:  A gas worker was prosecuted after undertaking gas work whilst not on the Gas Safe register. Registration with Gas Safe is a legal requirement before undertaking gas work. He received a four month prison sentence for the five charges (suspended for 12 months), 150 hours committee service, and

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