The Health and Safety Executive have said that a Cornwall Care home was criminally negligent in the bath scalding incident which left a 64 year old man in hospital.
Paul Cundy suffered second degree burns to 10% of his body at the care home in St Austell, Cornwall in 2008.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that the temperature regulator was disconnected and had been for 6 years.
Mr Cundy has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and learning difficulties and was in hospital for four weeks after he was placed in a bath that was too hot.
Comhome Limited and Solor Care Group pleaded guilty to breaching section three of the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Swain & Co. Solicitors say that this is an appalling incident involving a vulnerable adult that could have been prevented.
The HSE said that both companies were criminally negligent in dealing with this obvious and potentially lethal risk.
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