12th Sep, 2019 Read time 1 minute

Celsa admits health and safety breach after two workers die in blast

The paramount importance of performing comprehensive risk assessments has been reaffirmed this week after a steel company has admitted to not having a suitable risk assessment in place after the death of two steelworkers.


The company failed to provide proper risk assessment

Celsa Manufacturing UK Limited admitted to failing to provide a proper risk assessment in accordance with the health and safety at work act 1974 and the wider health and safety at work regulations.

The blast which occurred on the 18th of November 2019 took the lives of both Peter O’Brien, 51, and Mark Sim, 41. Another man was seriously injured in the incident.

The prosecution (brought by the Health and Safety Executive) was concerning the blast which occurred at the manufacturing plant in Splott, Cardiff, in 2015.

The admittance of guilt on behalf of Celsa spared the families of a drawn-out trial which was due to last between four and six weeks.

Judge Neil Bidder commented that the case was very serious in which two men went to work and never came back. The sentencing is due to take place on the 4th of October.

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