SSE fined following bungled pollution control maintenance

Three contractors were seriously injured in 2018 when tonnes of lime slurry hit them when they were removing a pump at Fiddlers Ferry power station. The equipment is part of its flue gas desulphurisation system.

Sector: Industrial

Total payout: £207,163.20

Type: Prosecution

Date: March 2019

Location: England

Offender:  Scottish and Southern Energy plc

Description of offence: Breaching sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 by failing in its duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of employees and non-employees

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