Statement from SGN regarding the Whitstable case court hearing
6 November 2018
SGN deeply regrets the incident and injuries sustained by two of our employees on 27 May 2016 at our works sites at Thanet Way, Whitstable. In addition, we’d like to offer our sincere apologies to both them and their families for the distress caused.
Throughout the subsequent Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation into this incident, we have fully co-operated with the HSE as well as with the court proceedings and at the first opportunity pleaded guilty to the charge.
While we fully accept the penalty imposed by the District Judge, we welcome his comments recognising that we have a good record with a demonstrable commitment to health and safety and have taken considerable actions to address the issues identified in the proceedings.
We remain fully committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our employees, our customers and the public.
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