A Dorset farm owner and his two businesses have been fined for serious safety failings after a 29 year-old worker died following exposure to toxic gases.
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An editorial comment in today’s The Herald newspaper did not include HSE’s comment in full.
Workplace falls and dangerous machines have been named as the two most common reasons for companies being prosecuted over health and safety breaches in the North West.
An East Yorkshire firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker fell more than four metres through a greenhouse roof.
National Grid Gas PLC has been fined after gas leaked into a Halesowen home.
A Herefordshire food manufacturer has been fined after an employee severed her finger in an inadequately guarded machine.
A Lincolnshire food manufacturer has been fined after a worker fell from a breadcrumb-making machine.
A self-employed plumber has been fined for posing as a registered gas fitter to try to carry out work on gas appliances at a Peterborough take-away.
A construction company and director have been fined following the death of a worker at a site in Hampstead.
A Derbyshire manufacturing firm has been fined after a forklift truck driver fell from a ramp whilst unloading a lorry.
In June 2011, thirty-five companies or individuals were found guilty and fined as a result of being prosecuted by HSE. Four of these prosecutions, which involved six companies, were related to maintenance work.
A Norfolk company and a contractor from Manchester have been fined after failing to manage asbestos removal work at a renovation site in Great Yarmouth.
Castle Point Borough Council has been prosecuted by HSE following an incident where a seven-year old girl was trapped by a water outlet at the Waterside Swimming Pool on Canvey Island.
Fines totalling £18,700 have been handed down after a foreman died when an excavator bucket filled with concrete fell on him at a London construction site.
Three years ago Swansea man Darren Small was struck by a forklift truck and died. In this video, his mother Barbara and his sister Kelly talk about Darren’s death and the effect it’s had on their family and the wider community.
In December 2010, 34 companies or individuals were found guilty and fined as a result of being prosecuted by HSE. Three of these prosecutions related to maintenance work
In the month of November 2010, 35 companies or individuals were found guilty and fined as a result of being prosecuted by HSE. Three of these prosecutions were related to maintenance activities.
The owner of a faulty fairground ride and an inspector who declared it safe have both been fined following an incident during the British Grand Prix weekend.
A Prestatyn man has been given an 18 week suspended prison sentence and 60 hours of community service after ignoring a legal order preventing him from issuing safety certificates for inflatable amusements.
In this episode: We talk to HSE’s Deputy Chief Executive, Kevin Myers, about the prosecution of five companies held responsible for the explosion at Buncefield Oil Storage Depot in 2005.