Tata fined £1m after Scunthorpe Steel staff exposed to toxic substances

Tata Steel has been fined £1m after it exposed five workers to toxic and flammable substances at its Scunthorpe site. Hull Crown Court heard on June 17, 2011 that a large quantity of Benzole was released at an open site glass in Tata Steel’s Scunthorpe Steel Works. The release resulted in a large flammable vapour cloud that exposed five workers to the risk of serious injury of death had the cloud ignited. Two of the workers were exposed to the chemical and suffered coughing and breathing difficulties. They were sent to hos... For the full story register now for free or login below...
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