Company fined for breaching health and safety laws

Company fined for breaching health and safety laws

A TRAGIC INCIDENT in which a bus flipped onto its roof, resulting in the death of a student and injuries to others, led to a company being fined for breaching health and safety laws.The Health and Safety Authority said that a fine of €25,000 was imposed on O’Reilly Commercials Ltd today by Judge Heneghan in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.O’Reilly Commercials Ltd was found guilty of a breach of health and safety legislation and was convicted by a jury of contravening Section 7 1 of the Safety, Health and Welfare Act of 1989. It breached the act in failing to conduct its undertaking to ensure that persons not in its employment, who may be affected, were not exposed to risks to their safety, said the HSA.The company failed to note the modified rear suspension on vehicle registration number 89WD2218 whilst carrying out a statutory Department of Environment DOE test on 5/6 August 2005, the court heard.

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