Yorkshire Water Fined for ‘Wholly Avoidable’ Death of Worker

Yorkshire Water Fined for ‘Wholly Avoidable’ Death of Worker

Adam John | Utility Week

Yorkshire Water has been fined £733,000 and ordered to pay costs of £18,818 after a worker suffered fatal burns during a job in Tadcaster.

Leeds Crown Court heard how Michael Jennings’ clothes caught fire while removing valve bolts at the Tadcaster sewage works on 20 July 2015.

He suffered whole body burns and died in Pinderfields Hospital two days later.

Jennings was a mechanical fitter in the engineering reliability team and had worked for Yorkshire Water for eight years.

Yorkshire Water pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974…(Read the full story)

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