Rosie Cooper MP

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02/02/12 - Rosie Cooper MP demands answers over Health & Safety

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has tabled Parliamentary Questions over the failure of the Health and Safety Executive to report its finding in to the PHS Waste Management incident on Burscough industrial estate in October 2010.


Despite the investigation have been ongoing for over 12 months there has been no indication of when the final report and its recommendations will be released.  During this period Rosie has remained in regular contact with the Health and Safety Executive requesting a report.  


Residents in nearby Lordsgate Lane have expressed serious concerns for their safety following the incident and have been patiently awaiting the outcome of the HSE investigations.


MP Rosie said:

“Everyone expects the Health and Safety Executive to carry out a thorough investigation yet local residents can’t be left hanging on indefinitely.  The length of time it has taken to carry out this investigation is unacceptable and why I have taken the steps to raise this issue in Parliament.


“For over twelve months there has been no communication with people, there is still no end in sight and every time I contact the Health and Safety Executive all I’m told is that the investigation is ongoing.


“As every day passes the Health and Safety Executive is losing more and more credibility and confidence in what the outcome of the investigation will be.”


“I hope the Health and Safety Executive will use this opportunity to take action on this matter.”




“Residents living close to the site are still no clearer on the outcome of this investigation after 16 months.  I am calling on the Health and Safety Executive to make a decision as soon as possible, appreciating the urgency.  The residents have waited long enough.”


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