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Welsh chemical firm fined over dangerous substances

03-08-2012

A Deeside based chemical company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for failing to comply with three Improvement Notices.

Euticals Ltd. (formerly Archimica Ltd.), which manufactures and distributes speciality chemical products in Sandycroft, Deeside, was visited repeatedly between March 2008 and October 2010. They continually failed to demonstrate they had an understanding of how to take the measures necessary to prevent major incidents and limit their consequences to employees and the wider environment.

Mold Crown Court heard that adequate measures had not been taken to eliminate or reduce the risks arising from dangerous substances in case of fires or explosions. The company was also found not to have committed the necessary resources to ensure compliance with the required standards, despite visits and advice from HSE inspectors.

Euticals Limited of Prince William Avenue, Sandycroft, Deeside, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to failing to comply with three Improvement Notices under Section 33 (1) (g) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and were fined £100,000 and ordered to pay £8,344 in costs.

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