Harlow G4S fail to overturn £1.8million fine after worker contracts Legionnaires’ disease

A Harlow company that failed to protect workers from contracting a serious lung infection has lost a court appeal. G4S Cash Solutions was inspected by Harlow Council in 2013 after a worker contracted Legionnaires’ disease, a flu-like disease spread by bacteria that grows in certain water. According to a report, environmental health officers found a
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Deadly Legionnaire’s disease found in showers at barracks of Queen’s Buckingham Palace guards where hundreds of soldiers live

The Legionella bug – which thrives in water droplets – was discovered at Victoria Barracks in Windsor where there are 60 showers used by 300 soldiers Deadly Legionnaire’s disease has been found at the Windsor barracks of the Coldstream Guards. The historic regiment, one of seven which guard the Queen at ­Buckingham Palace, were ordered
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ABERDEEN MATERNITY HOSPITAL REVEALED AS HAVING ‘SIGNIFICANT RISK’ OF LEGIONELLA

Four NHS Grampian sites have been listed as being at risk from Legionella – including Aberdeen Maternity hospital. A freedom of information request revealed a list of NHS facilities earmarked by health boards across Scotland as needing immediate attention. The city’s maternity hospital is listed as having a “significant risk” for Legionella, along with Aberdeen
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Legionnaires’ deaths: Stoke-on-Trent firm JTF fined £1m

A hot tub sales firm has been fined £1m following the deaths of two men from Legionnaires disease. Twenty others were also affected after a hot tub on display at JTF warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent exposed people to harmful levels of Legionella bacteria. Richard Griffin and William Hammersley, 79, from Chesterton, died in 2012. Harry Cadman,
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Warning over ‘life-threatening’ Legionella outbreak at baby deaths hospital

A HOSPITAL at the centre of a probe into series of infant deaths requires an urgent overhaul of its pipework to avoid a “life-threatening” outbreak of deadly Legionella bacteria. A report warned that all domestic hot, cold and drainage pipework at University Hospital Crosshouse in Kilmarnock must be replaced within the next five years to
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Gardener killed by toxic bacteria in his hosepipe: Grandfather, 63, dies after catching Legionnaires’ disease while cleaning his terrace

Stephen Clements, 63, from Cromer, inhaled toxic bacteria from stagnant water His wife, Alison, 61, said: ‘We had no idea that a garden hose could be so lethal’ North Norfolk District Council asked by Public Health England to investigate A widow has warned the public to be wary of their hose pipes after her husband
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