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Housing company and builder prosecuted for safety failings

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive found the chimneys were used to flue working gas boilers and fires at the properties in Devon and Cornwall, meaning the gases had no means to escape and could build up inside.

Prosecuted by HSE, Cornwall Housing Ltd, of Higher Tenant Road, Wadebridge, pleaded guilty to a breach of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and was fined £6,660 and ordered to pay £697 in costs.

Its contractor, Barry Shipton, of Down Road, Tavistock, pleaded guilty to a breach of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 was fined a total of £2,664 and ordered to pay £692 in costs.

Bodmin magistrates heard the work was undertaken at a property in Jubilee Terrace, Bodmin, and a property in Coronation Road, Callington.

After the work was completed, Cornwall Housing Ltd’s own gas engineers had inspected the properties and classed the situation at both properties as ‘immediately dangerous’ – which means it was an immediate risk to life.

Added: 15-09-2015

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