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Company and director sentenced after carrying out unregistered gas work

A Chelmsford based company and director have been fined after conducting gas work at a domestic property in Mount Pleasant, Maldon without being gas safe registered. Chelmsford Crown Court heard how N Murray and Sons Ltd had been contracted in May 2014 to install two boilers at two domestic properties in Essex. Following the boilers […]

Tourist found dead and friend critical after carbon monoxide leak in London hotel

The man and his friend were both staying in the Kensington hotel where a ‘high level’ of the potentially deadly gas was found in their room They have been named locally as Marcos Cervera and Esteban Garcia and were staying at the four-star Mayflower Hotel, Spanish media reports. Police were scrambled to the posh hotel yesterday […]

Contractor sentenced after exposing family to carbon monoxide

A self-employed builder has been given a suspended custodial sentence after a family was exposed to carbon monoxide fumes. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that Mr Daljit Kundi left the boiler in an unsafe condition, enclosing the boiler’s flue within a new extension that was being built to their home, but allowed it to remain in […]

Hartlepool man sentenced for unregistered gas work

A self-employed handyman has been sentenced today for undertaking gas work which put the life of a homeowner at significant risk. Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard that, on 16 May 2014, Paul Joseph Vokes, trading as Paul’s Handyman Services, carried out work to replace ridge tiles on the roof of a property in Coatham Drive, Hartlepool. […]

Contractor fined after gas explosion at domestic property

A contractor has been fined after a gas explosion at a domestic property in Lesmahagow. Lanark Sheriff Court heard that, on 22 March 2007, Turriff Contractors Limited had been contracted to construct and install a gas main on a street in Lesmahagow. The court also heard that, on 25 March 2012, the gas main Turriff […]

Landlord sentenced after failing to comply

A Staffordshire-based landlord has been sentenced after failing to provide evidence that a gas safety check had been carried out at one of his tenanted properties. Newcastle-under-Lyme Magistrates’ Court heard how David Corry failed to present a Landlords Gas Safety Record to the HSE after numerous attempts from HSE representatives to obtain this certificate. On […]

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