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Corus pleads guilty to health and safety breaches

Corus pleads guilty to health and safety breaches
Corus has pled guilty to breaching health and safety regulations following an incident in which a worker died, Workplace Law reports.

The company, which provides steel and aluminium products to customers across the world, also admitted to a breach of the regulations governing the provision and regulation of work equipment.

Frances Cole, who was a maintenance worker at the Trostre works in Wales, died in January 2005 after being hit on the head by a heavy strip metal plate.

An original inquest into the incident returned a verdict of accidental death.

A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) commented: "The HSE is prosecuting Corus UK for two breaches of health and safety legislation … one that it breached section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and another alleging it breached Regulation 11(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998."