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BBC fined over Legionnaires outbreak

Title
BBC fined over Legionnaires outbreak
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
1 Feb 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:03:29
Description
The BBC has been fined £3,600 after admitting it broke health and safety regulations with regards to a water cooling tower, leading to last year’s outbreak of Legionnaires disease in and around Broadcasting House that killed 3. Kevin Murphy reports including interviews outside court with BBC secretary John McCormack; victim of the outbreak, Lawrence Watson.
Contributors
Kevin Murphy; John McCormack; Lawrence Watson
Keywords
Health; BBC; Occupational health and safety; Compensation; Legionnaires disease; Fines (penalties)

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