This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Possible legionnaires' disease case investigated following man's death

11 December 2017

Investigations are being carried out at Lincoln prison following the death of a man suspected to have been caused by legionnaires' disease.

Specialist teams have been called in following the death of the prisoner last week, according to the BBC.

Showers in one win of the Victorian prison have been isolated, awaiting the results of water samples sent for testing.

An independent investigation will also be conducted by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.

No further cases have been reported, with the BBC reporting that it understands that no other prisoners have shown symptoms of the disease.

Lincoln prison can accommodate up to 738 inmates in the four-wing facility.

While vigilance is advised throughout the year, cases of legionnaires' disease are more frequently reported during the warmer months.

This is frequently due to water temperature rising to the point where legionella bacteria are able to multiply.

Following outbreaks of the disease in previous years, the Health and Safety Executive have been targeting facilities with cooling towers in particular, to check that correct procedures are in place to reduce the risk of legionella.


Print this page | E-mail this page

http://www.fsifm.com
PFM


MOST VIEWED...

View more articles
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...
Article image

Blue sky thinking recommended to drive Clean Air Day message

Today is Clean Air Day, highlighting the issues faced around the UK caused by poor air quality and the impacts this has on health and wellbeing....
Article image

New law guarantees payment for exporting electricity

Facilities of all types with renewable energy installations of up to 5MW will be paid for electricity exported to the grid following the introduction of a ...
Article image

EXCLUSIVE Inside Canon UK's environment-friendly building in Reigate

At Canon UK sustainability and FM are inextricably linked. PFM visited the Woodhatch site in Reigate to report on the effectiveness of this approach....

Benchmarking maintenance

BSRIA has just published this year's operation and maintenance benchmarking report as a guide for building operators to evaluate their performance against ...
Article image

Landmark lighting marks start of new era for basketball arenas

Players like it; coaches like it; and the spectators like it – the innovative approach to lighting the playing area at the new home of Leicester Riders bas...