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Company: Siemens Energy Limited
Current Parent CompanySiemens Energy
Parent at the Time of the Penalty Announcement: Siemens Energy
Company City/Town: Oldham
Company Nation/Region: England
Penalty: £906,327
Year: 2022
Date: 6 April, 2022
Offence Group: safety-related offences
Offence Type: workplace safety or health violation
Violation Description: Prosecution of Siemens Energy Ltd after an employee's retina was damaged by an explosion caused by a cable strike during construction works at a substation. VolkerInfra Ltd, a high voltage cabling expert contractor, had been subcontracted by principal contractor Siemens Energy Ltd to carry out cabling works as part of a wider construction project. An employee of VolkerInfra Ltd was excavating phases for laying a 275kV cable and struck an existing live cable close by with the excavator. The contact resulted in multiple explosions. The investigation by HSE found that the permit to dig had not been properly completed by Siemens Energy. It was also found that neither they, nor the subcontractors had checked the cable markings prior to work commencing. The existing live cable had not been adequately identified by the team working on behalf of VolkerInfra and so the surface markings for the cable location were incorrect by around 50cm. It was also found that there had been inadequate monitoring and supervision of work.
Agency: Health and Safety Executive
HQ Country of Parent: Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: energy generation
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Source Notes: HSE database does not record if court case is resolved with guilty plea.