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Prison sentence for director following workers' serious burns

09 February 2017

Cardiff Crown Court has issued a prison sentence to a director of a Welsh construction company after failing to report or administer first aid after a worker was seriously injured.

Serious burns were sustained by the worker after he was instructed to pour thinners onto waste that was already burning to speed up the process.

Standing on top of the skip to pour the flammable liquid, the worker was engulfed in a fireball when the thinners ignited.

He was thrown from the skip by the resulting explosion and received serious burns to his arms and legs.

The court heard that the company director, David Stead, failed to report the incident or provide any assistance.

An appropriate response would have been to send the worker to hospital for immediate treatment.

The subsequent investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) took place when the incident was reported by a third party.

David Gordon Stead of Mildred Street, Beddau was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, with a further 16 weeks on release under licence and was disqualified from being a company director for seven years after pleading guilty to breaching Section 37 of the Health and Safety at Work, etc, Act 1974 and a further breach of Section 4 (1) of The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).


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