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first_img Previous Article Next Article NewsOn 1 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. This months newsUnsafe laboratory London’s Imperial College has been fined £20,000 after pleading guilty to acharge brought by the HSE of failing to ensure that a laboratory was properlysealed to permit disinfection and fumigation without the release of spilt agents.Universal Safety Consultants, the college’s safety adviser, was also fined£20,000. Electrical hazard The death of an electrician working in offices of Doncaster MetropolitanBorough Council has led to a fine of £400,000 being imposed on the council, theHSE has said. Cement safety An £11,000 fine imposed on a Kent company should serve as a warning toeveryone who works with cement that proper safety precautions are essential,the HSE has said. The fine against Astell Scientific (Holdings) followed anincident in February last year that led to a man having to have his legamputated after receiving chemical burns following exposure to cement. Roadwork dangers Three companies have been fined a total of £120,000 following an accident inCambridgeshire that led to a man having his leg amputated. Ringway HighwayServices, Hewden Plant Hire and Phoenix Engineering were fined. last_img

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