HSE slams firms for ‘not taking legionella risk seriously’

 Two companies must pay more than £250,000 in fines and costs for exposing workers and members of the public to legionella bacteria.

In April 2006, the HSE visited automotive-parts manufacturer Eaton Ltd’s factory in Tamworth, Staffordshire, after being notified by the Health Protection Agency that a worker at the site had contracted Legionnaires’ disease. The victim later died from the illness.

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