BAE pays £198,000 for lack of supervision with “explosive consequences”

Source: on 2010-01-15 11:56:00

Global arms manufacturer BAE Systems has been handed a £198,000 penalty following a fatal explosion at its Lancashire munitions plant.Lynda Wilkins died on 2 March 2005 while using lead styphnate, a highly volatile primary explosive used in detonators, which can be set off by static discharges from the human body. Though the HSE said it was unable to determine the exact cause of the blast, as Wilkins had been working ...

BAE pays £198,000 for lack of supervision with “explosive consequences” - Read the full article at

Read more Health and Safety Headlines...