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Firm fined after worker falls into sewage well

23rd November 2012

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A BLOXWICH company has been fined after a worker fell and slid seven metres into a sewage well in Halesowen.

The 34-year-old from Walsall, who has asked not to be named, was clearing a blockage for Tardis Environmental UK Ltd at a partially completed housing development when the incident occurred on August 26 last year.

A pump at the bottom of the sewage well had stopped working because it had become blocked with "rag" - bulky waste material such as nappies.

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