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UK: lone worker drowned

UK: lone worker drowned
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A UK water supply company replaced its lone work system after an employee drowned in December 2013 while working alone at a sand filtration unit at Falmouth’s treatment plant.

IOSHmagazine reports South West Water was fined £1.8m (Truro Crown Court, 18 April 2017).

It has since fixed all observation grids in place and fitted them with ‘cat flap’ opens for access to the sand filters. It replaced the 3-hour polling-based lone worker system with a Twig alarm featuring a panic alert, an automatic man down detector, GPS tracking, and multiple SIM cards to pick up the strongest signal.



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