Author: David Combes
Published: September 3, 2012
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A Keighley lighting firm was prosecuted when a HSE inspection revealed appalling working conditions, and exposure of workers to defective equipment and welding fumes.
Some parts of the building were at just 4 degrees. Toilets were in a disgusting state and were claimed to be a high disease risk for anyone using them. There was ineffective protective equipment and fume extraction in the welding area.
The company were fined £8,000 and ordered to pay £20,000 in costs