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Leicester company fine highlights need for warning signs

14th January 2010 | Warning Signs, Fire Signs

A Leicester company has been fined a total of almost £10,000 after creating a fire risk by storing large quantities of aerosols, which highlights the need to use warning signs.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted AM Widdowson & Son Ltd of Mill Lane Industrial Estate after it was found to be creating a potentially fatal fire risk on its premises on Hilltop Industrial Estate in Leicestershire.

Coalville magistrates court heard how the company continued to store liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for seven months, despite not notifying authorities or using warning signs to alert employees and visitors.

James Wright, an inspector for the HSE, commented: "On this occasion, with the amount of LPG being stored on site, there was a real risk of a major fire, which would have posed a threat to employees on site and those in the surrounding area."

The prosecution comes after Cheshire company Styles and Wood recently admitted to placing members of public at risk by exposing them to potentially deadly asbestos, illustrating the need to use warning signs.ADNFCR-2754-ID-19556738-ADNFCR



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