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HSE to prosecute three companies following death of five-year-old Alexys Brown

Date:
28 November 2017

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is prosecuting Synergy Housing Limited, Aster Property Limited, and Orona Limited for breaches of Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

This follows the death of five-year-old Alexys Brown at her family home in Weymouth, Dorset on 13 August 2015. The defendants are next due to appear at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on 16 February 2018.

Notes to Editors:

  1. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. We seek to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health through regulatory actions that range from influencing behaviours across whole industry sectors through to targeted interventions on individual businesses. These activities are supported by globally recognised scientific expertise. hse.gov.uk
  1. More about the legislation referred to in this case can be found at: legislation.gov.uk/
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