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Middlesex firm fined £500,000
15th January 2020

Derbyshire firm fined £700,000

A Derbyshire steel fabrication was fined £700,000 and ordered to pay £169,498 costs, having been found guilty of causing the death of an employee, in June 2015, whilst pressure testing cylinders. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that prior to installing the test fittings a mineral oil-based corrosion inhibitor had been placed into each of the cylinders. The incident occurred because the inhibitor contaminated the leak test manifold during venting of cylinders which caused an ignition and the failure of the test equipment.