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Robotic 'dog' halves time power workers spend in confined spaces 24 August 2023

In a UK-first innovative trial, robotic dog ‘Spot’ who is about the size of a Labrador, is helping to keep workers safe across the underground power network in London, the East, and the South East of England....

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Fine for worker's death at Essex electricity sub-station 05 March 2014

UK Power Networks has been fined £275,000 over the death of a worker in an explosion and fire at an electricity sub-station in Essex. The worker died from the effects of burns and inhalation of toxic gases at an EDF sub station in Chelmsford, Essex,  in May 2008. The company was also ordered to pay £145,000 costs at Chelmsford Crown Court....

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UK Power Networks fined over worker death 07 January 2013

UK Power Networks (Operations) Ltd, which supplies power to the East of England, London and the South East, has been ordered to pay £420,000 in fines and costs after an employee died while working at one of its Essex sites....

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Recent freak pavement explosions have injured at least seven in London 20 July 2012

A series of pavement explosions has injured at least seven pedestrians in London in recent months, the Standard revealed on July 20. One pensioner is now suing a power supply company after he was left seriously injured by an explosion under a manhole in a London street. ...

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Three injured in London pavement explosion 25 May 2012

A woman suffered serious burns and two others were injured when a pavement exploded under their feet in a freak accident in a London street, according to the Evening Standard. One of the women, aged 55, suffered 20 per cent burns in the blast in Edgware Road and was said to have suffered “life-changing” injuries....