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Gas cylinder firm fined £700k after worker was killed by shrapnel

A Yorkshire manufacturer of gas cylinders has been fined £700,000 after a worker was killed by shrapnel ejected from testing equipment.  John Townsend, 64, was leak testing eight 1,500-litre cylinders by applying compressed air at the company’s Sheffield site on June 10, 2015. While venting the air through the test manifold, it catastrophically failed and…

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