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Barnsley steel firm sentenced following safety failures

11th January 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

A Barnsley steel firm has admitted safety failings that led to one of its workers being trapped by a large steel girder.

The man, who does not wish to be identified, was working for Sherling Steel UK when the incident happened, resulting in severe bruising and soft tissue damage to his foot and lower leg on September 12th 2011.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated the case and prosecuted the company at Barnsley Magistrates' Court, where it was fined £20,000 and ordered to pay £7,356 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and Regulation 3(1)(a) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations.

HSE inspector Denise Fotheringham said: "This incident was the result of Sherling Steel's long-term neglect of their responsibilities toward the safety of their workforce."

Recently, the HSE opened a consultation on the LA National Code in a bid to ensure LA health and safety inspections focus on workplaces where there are extremely serious risks.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801520701-ADNFCR


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