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Property company ignored order to keep workers safe

A property company in Aberystwyth was summoned to court after putting its workers at risk and then ignoring an order to improve safety.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued a prohibition noticed to Merlin Homes (Wales) Ltd on 12 February 2010 to stop work behind their development at Parc Y Bryn, off North Road in Aberystwyth, as there was a risk that the bank behind the properties could collapse.

The company pleaded guilty to contravening the prohibition imposed by HSE by allowing people to work in a prohibited area under Section 33(1) of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. The company was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £7,700 costs.

Red the HSE Press Release to find out more.

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