Rotherham company prosecuted for accident at work risk

A firm in Rotherham has been fined GBP 5,500 after it put its workers at risk of an accident at work.

Fosters of Thrybergh Ltd was issued with a Prohibition Notice banning entry to two of its warehouses, after exposing workers to dangerous asbestos-containing materials in the buildings.

At Rotherham Magistrates Court, Fosters of Thrybergh Ltd, Doncaster Road, Thrybergh, pleaded guilty to two charges under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006.

As well as the fine, the company was ordered to pay costs of GBP 6,250.

Health and Safety Executive inspector Mark Welsh said: "Fosters of Thrybergh was prosecuted because it was directly responsible for the exposure to asbestos of about six of Fosters' employees. This breach could and should have been avoided by straightforward safety precautions."

Recently, John Todd Ltd, of Middletown, Powys, was fined GBP 10,000 after two of its employees were exposed to materials containing asbestos in an incident that took place at Mile Oak Industrial Estate, Maesbury Road. ADNFCR-2070-ID-800616763-ADNFCR

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