THE Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has pleaded guilty to a Health and Safety offence. AWE has been fined £660,000 after pleading guilty to an offence under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (1974). It was also ordered to pay costs of £9,945.71 during a virtual hearing at High Wycombe Magistrates Court. It follows an electrical incident on June 20, 2019, at the AWE Aldermaston site which resulted in a contractor narrowly avoiding injury when a flash over of electricity occurred from a 415V electrical source.
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