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Fine and sentence for two who made no effort to control Legionella bacteria

Two people have been sentenced after failing to control the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria in the cooling tower at their business premises in Spring Hill, Birmingham. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard that, between June 2017 and February 2018, Kulwant Singh Chatha and partner Satpaul Kaur Chatha of Isher Hangers failed to put suitable measures […]

£27k fine for LA after swimmer contracts Legionnaire’s Disease from showers

Tendring District Council has been fined after a member of public contracted Legionnaires’ Disease having been a regular user of its leisure centre facilities. Colchester Magistrates’ Court heard how the member of public frequently used the showers at Walton Lifestyles when he fell seriously ill and was taken to hospital where he remained for 18 […]

BUPA fined £3m after death of elderly resident from Legionnaire’s disease

A care provider has been fined following the death of a resident at an Essex nursing home after he contracted Legionnaires’ disease. Kenneth Ibbetson, 86, died three months after moving into Hutton Village Nursing Home, which is operated by BUPA Care Homes (BNH) Ltd. Ipswich Crown Court heard that Mr Ibbetson had moved into the […]

Firm fined £1,600,000 after double investigation into Legionella outbreak and dust explosion

A South Tyneside car parts manufacturer has been fined £1.6million after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak and an explosion occurred at the same plant within a year. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated and have prosecuted Faltec Europe Limited in relation to both incidents. Five people fell seriously ill following the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak and […]