Drax to be prosecuted over worker exposure to wood dust

The Health and Safety Executive has announced its intention to prosecute Drax Power for failing to properly control the exposure of its workers to wood dust from the biomass pellets used as fuel at its power station Selby. The regulator said the prosecution follows an investigation that was initiated after it was officially notified of five Drax employees being exposed to the wood dust, with the first notification being received in October 2015.

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