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Worker suffers life changing injury after pressure test failure

Friday, October 13, 2017

Three companies, Sembcorp Utilities (UK) Limited, Central Industrial Services (Northern) Ltd and R & A Kay Inspection Services Ltd, were sentenced today after an employee suffered serious fractures to his leg.

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Construction firm fined after worker fell from height

Monday, October 9, 2017

West Hill Projects Ltd has been fined more than £95,000 after a worker fell from height.

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Construction worker suffers fracture to his back after a fall from height

Monday, October 9, 2017

Dufell Roofing Company Ltd, a Darlington based roofing company was sentenced today after an employee suffered a fracture to his back requiring surgery.

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Company and director sentenced after work left seriously injured

Friday, October 6, 2017

A Swindon-based scaffolding company and its director have been sentenced after a worker was left with life-changing injuries.

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Company fined after employee suffers serious burn injuries

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A liquified petroleum gas (LPG) service provider has been fined after a worker suffered serious burn injuries when an LPG vessel ignited.

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Kitchen-fitting company fined after worker injured

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A kitchen-fitting firm has been fined after an employee’s fingers were severed whilst using an unguarded circular saw.

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Council fined after worker diagnosed with HAVS

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Wrexham County Borough Council has been fined after a 57-year old man was diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).

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HSE launches second phase of construction inspection campaign

Monday, October 2, 2017

Construction projects across Britain are being urged to act now to ensure the health and safety of their workers is protected as the second phase of a targeted inspection initiative gets underway today.

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Company fined after worker seriously injured

Monday, October 2, 2017

A North-West specialist sheet metal fabrication company has been fined after an employee was left seriously injured when metal sheets fell onto his leg.

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Waste processing company and director fined after worker’s death

Friday, September 29, 2017

A North West based waste processing company, and its managing director, have been fined after a worker was crushed to death.

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Company and directors fined after multiple safety failings

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A recycling company and its two directors have been prosecuted after multiple safety failings.

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Construction company and project manager fined after multiple safety failings

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A London-based construction company and project manager have been fined for repeatedly failing to manage and control multiple risks.

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Company fined after worker suffers hand injuries

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Preston based company has been fined after 59-year old Kevin Hebblethwaite suffered serious hand injuries in a machinery incident.

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Company fined after chemical explosion

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

An oil storage company has been fined after contractors cut into a sealed pipe causing a tank to explode.

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Waste removal contractor fined after asbestos concerns

Monday, September 25, 2017

A waste removal contractor from Bridgend has been sentenced after undertaking asbestos removal work at two locations without being licensed to do so.

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Scaffold Inspectors prosecuted after worker falls from height

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Two scaffold Inspectors have been prosecuted after a worker fell through a gap between the scaffolding and the building, resulting in serious injuries.

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Company fined after worker’s hand crushed in machinery

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A food seasoning manufacturer has been fined after an agency worker suffered serious hand injuries.

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Company fined after worker suffers crush injuries

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Wolverhampton based company, Sterry Lane Limited, trading as LPD Demolition, has been fined after a 39-year old-employee was crushed by a reversing excavator.

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust pleads guilty following HSE prosecution

Monday, September 18, 2017

Before Banbury Magistrates’ Court, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust pleaded guilty to a charge under Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974. This follows the death of 18-year-old Connor Sparrowhawk at the Slade House facility, Oxford on 4 July 2013.

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Company fined after worker fatally crushed by fork lift truck

Friday, September 15, 2017

Lincolnshire based firm Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Limited has been fined after a worker died when the fork lift truck he was driving overturned at the company base in Grantham.

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