Nissan Supplier Gets £1.6M Workplace Safety Fine Cut

Law360, London (March 29, 2019, 10:52 AM GMT) -- A car-parts manufacturer fined £1.6 million ($2 million) for health and safety offenses after an explosion and an outbreak of Legionnaires disease at its factory which left five people seriously ill has had the criminal penalty trimmed.

Three senior judges at the Court of Appeal in London slashed the penalty imposed in May 2018 on Faltec Europe Ltd., which makes parts for Nissan at a factory near the northern city of Newcastle, to £1.18 million, cutting it by 25 percent.

Judges Peter Gross, Nigel Sweeney and Kenneth Parker ruled on Thursday that the threat posed by the Legionella bacteria that caused...

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