Construction Director jailed after waste fireball burns young worker
buy Lyrical dance costumes online The director of a Pontypridd construction company has been sentenced to eight months in prison after a young worker received severe burns in http://allcitymovingsystems.com/local-quote/ an unreported workplace accident.
Cardiff Crown Court heard how the young worker was instructed to stand on top of a skip and pour a drum of flammable thinners onto burning waste to help it go up in flames. When the thinners ignited, a fireball was created that blew the worker off the skip. He suffered substantial burns to his arms and legs.
An Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found the company director, David Gordon Stead, did not ensure the burning of the waste material was being carried out in a safe or appropriate manner.
Mr. Stead failed to administer any first aid to the young injured worker and did not send him to hospital. He failed to inform HSE of the incident, a legal requirement, and the accident was only reported, by a third party, sometime later.
David Stead, aged 51, of Mildred Street, Beddau, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 37 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and to breaching Section 4 (1) of The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR). He was sentenced to 32 weeks’ imprisonment, half on release under licence. He has also been disqualified from being a company director for seven years.
http://theblindclub.com/?krigo=orlistat-120-mg-on-line After the hearing, HSE inspector Adele Davies said:
“David Stead failed his employees. His actions could have resulted in the death of this worker. The young man suffered unnecessary life threatening injuries due to poor working standards. We hope this sentence sends out a message that directors of businesses must take their health and safety responsibilities seriously.”
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