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Non-isolated gas supply leads to fatal explosion

An asbestos removal contractor has been fined after a worker was fatally injured and another worker seriously injured in a gas explosion. Hamilton Sheriff’s Court heard how, workers were removing a boiler and pipework, and overspraying walls to remove asbestos residue, at the former Pastoral Centre in Bonkle Road, Newmains in Wishaw. The work was […]

Employee suffers burns in a domestic gas explosion

A plumbing and heating company has been fined after an employee suffered serious burns following an explosion at a domestic property in Preesall, Lancashire. Blackpool Magistrates’ Court heard that, John Leadley Limited had been replacing a gas boiler in the hallway of a bungalow. As part of this work, an employee was soldering new water […]

Illegal gas work left a Devon home in dangerous state

A self-employed property maintenance contractor has been sentenced after arranging and being in control of gas work that his contractors were not registered or competent to do, leaving it in a dangerous condition. Exeter Crown Court heard how Nigel Borrough, the sole director of Collier Property Management Ltd, quoted for a kitchen re-fit which included […]

Fireplace installers sentenced for unregistered gas work

Two self-employed fireplace installers have been sentenced after carrying out unregistered gas work. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that Karl Welsh and James Allen installed new gas fires in three North West domestic properties, despite not being Gas Safe registered. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that substandard and in some […]

Huge fines for two companies after workers injured by gas leak fire

A major UK gas distribution company and a Kent based construction company have been fined after a gas main ignited whilst it was being repaired, injuring two workers. Folkestone Magistrates Court heard how Southern Gas Network Plc (SGN) employees were called to a gas escape at Thanet Way in Whitstable, Kent. The gas escape had […]