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Widnes firm fined over employee's fall injuries

A Cheshire worker could have been killed when he fell from the top of a chemical storage tank, a court has heard.

The 44-year-old from Bala, North Wales, had been carrying out maintenance work on the tank at a plant in Widnes when the chemical vapour inside set alight, causing an explosion. The wo…

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Firm fined over cooling tower drowning

A maintenance contractor must pay a total of £155,000 after a man drowned after falling into a water filled sump at a North Wales power station.

Michael Benn, 37, from Glenrothes, Fife was one of a team of three working to remove sludge and debris from part of a cooling tower at Connah's Quay Power…

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Automotive manufacturer fined £400,000 after employee dies at work

Calsonic Kansei UK Limited has been fined £400,000 after an employee died on the day he was to take voluntary redundancy.

Darren Small, 35, from Loughor was struck by a forklift truck on 17 March 2008.

The company pleaded guilty to a charges under Section 2(1) and Section 3(1) of the Health …

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