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Monthly archives: November 2015

Plymouth landlord fined for endangering tenants

Friday, November 27, 2015

The landlord of a property in Plymouth risked the lives of his tenants through a dangerous gas boiler installed in the flat.

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Worker struck by tray tipping machine at mushroom farm

Friday, November 27, 2015

A mushroom farm was fined after an employee was injured whilst making an adjustment to an unguarded machine.

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Cinema director fined for asbestos management failings

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A St Albans cinema director has been fined after he put workers and members of the public at risk of exposure to asbestos. 

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Pet food manufacturer fined after injury to teenage worker

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Nottinghamshire pet food company has been sentenced after a worker was seriously injured when a forklift truck he was driving overturned. 

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Paignton contractor puts lives at risk when a gas flue was removed

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A gas flue was removed during a re-roofing contract potentially putting a tenant’s life at risk.

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Roofing firm fined after worker injured by machinery

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Roofing and insulation firm IKO Plc has been prosecuted after a worker suffered arm injuries from a running auto plant machine.

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Construction site manager fined for safety failings

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A construction site manager was fined for safety failings after a worker was injured while working at height. 

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Construction firm fined after worker suffers cement burns

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A construction firm was fined after a 54-year-old employee suffered severe cement burns to his knees while laying concrete flooring. 

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Roofer killed in fall from height

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Castleford scaffolder has been prosecuted after a worker fell to his death from a roof.

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Three workers injured when lowering cable

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

An electrical services company has been fined after three workers were injured during refurbishment work at a building on Five Ways Island.

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Shell UK sentenced over major oil release

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Oil and gas production company Shell U.K. Limited, has been sentenced after admitting failures that led to an oil leak in the North Sea.

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Teesside firm fined after worker’s fatal fall

Monday, November 23, 2015

A north east port has been fined £400,000 following the death of an agency worker who fell eight metres onto the steel deck of ship’s hold at Hartlepool Dock

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Farming SHADs – new dates for 2016

Monday, November 23, 2015

Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are half-day events which include practical demonstrations covering the daily hazards faced by farmers. Attendance is free of charge. Further dates announced – Barnsley, 6 January 2016 & Loughborough, 7 January 2016.

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Metal firm fined after worker was killed by a crane

Monday, November 23, 2015

A company who specialise in metal and alloy products has been fined after a worker was killed when he was struck by a load on a moving crane.

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Drainage company fined for excavation collapse

Monday, November 23, 2015

A Slough drainage company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when an unsafe excavation collapsed during work to lay new pipes outside a home near Canterbury.

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Company fined after failure to act on asbestos risks

Monday, November 23, 2015

An engineering firm has been fined after asbestos was found at their factory and they failed to document or manage the risks to employees or visitors to the site.

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Father and son fined after worker fell from roof

Monday, November 23, 2015

A father and son have been fined after a worker fell four metres through a fragile roof he was working on in Hartlepool.

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Case 384 – Lollipop lady banned from waving at cars

Friday, November 20, 2015

A school lollipop lady is banned from waving at cars by her bosses after a complaint by a member of the public.

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Case 383 – Odd-job person not allowed to change light bulbs

Friday, November 20, 2015

A management company advised that an odd-job person is not permitted to change light bulbs as the company would only be protected from negligence when this job is carried out by a competent electrician.

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Workers injured due to unguarded machinery

Friday, November 20, 2015

A soft furnishings company, has been fined over two incidents of failure to adequately guard machinery.

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