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Hertfordshire demolition company fined for failing to meet basic gas and electricity safety requirements

Kane Haulage Ltd. of St. Albans has been fined following a dangerous occurrence involving the release of over half a tonne of gas. It also carried out work while electricity supplies to the buildings undergoing demolition remained live.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that the company pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. It was fined a total of £11,700 and ordered to pay costs of £6,936.50.

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