Two Incidents in the Same Year Cost UK Auto Parts Manufacturer £1.6m in Fines
Faltec Europe manufactures car parts in the UK. They had two incidents in 2015 related to health and safety.
The first was an outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease due to a cooling water system that wasn’t being properly treated.
The second was an explosion and fire in the manufacturing facility,
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The company was prosecuted by the UK HSE and was fined £800,000 for each incident plus £75,159.73 in costs and a victim surcharge of £120.
The machine that exploded had had precursor incidents, but the company had not taken adequate corrective actions.
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