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Dairy firm sentenced over explosion at Allerdale factory

The remains of the boiler house after the explosionA national dairy firm has been sentenced following a major explosion at its cheese factory in Cumbria.

The boiler house at Aspatria Creamery, on Station Road in Aspatria, was partially destroyed in the blast on 29 July 2010, which threw debris more than 100 metres across the site.

No one was i…

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Bedford dry cleaners fined for safety failings

A chain of dry cleaners in Bedford has been fined after putting workers' lives at risk from a poorly-maintained gas boiler.

Bedford Magistrates' Court heard inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited Kempston Cleaners in Tavistock Street on 1 July 2011 after an alert from an …

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Garage director fined for ignoring safety notice

The director of Scuff Plus Limited has been fined after failing to comply with a safety order issued to protect workers from injury.

Richard Grant, director of the garage, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulations 9 (1) of the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000. He was given a 12 month condition…

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