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Category: Prosecution

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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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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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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Worker suffered fatal crush injuries after being hit by lorry

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A commercial vehicle company was ordered to pay £212,500 in fines and costs after one of its workers was killed when a lorry travelling at less than 5km/h crushed him.

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Worker suffers loss of eye in explosion while inflating tyre

Thursday, November 19, 2015

An Essex-based company which sells and services agricultural machinery has been fined £750,000 after an incident which left a worker permanently blind in one eye.

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Stone masonry boss failed to protect his workers’ health

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The owner of a stone masonry company has been fined for failing to protect the health of his workers, exposing them to preventable risk of suffering life-changing conditions.

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Building contractor fined for safety failings

Monday, November 16, 2015

A building company firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered permanent injury to his eye from lack of correct protection.

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Worker’s fall from scaffold leads to life-changing injuries

Friday, November 13, 2015

A scaffold firm was fined after a worker was seriously injured after falling nine metres. 

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Worker killed by falling power press

Friday, November 13, 2015

A Wrexham firm was fined after a worker was killed when a machine weighing an estimated half a tonne fell on him.

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Contractor in court for putting workers lives at risk with poor site safety

Friday, November 13, 2015

A Manchester building contractor has been fined after unsafe excavations at a care home site put workers and members of the public at risk.

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Building firm fined after worker hit by mobile platform

Friday, November 13, 2015

Construction company Base Build Services Limited has been prosecuted after a worker was injured by a boom type mobile elevated working platform (MEWP) when it fell from the forks of a tele-handler machine.

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Landlord fined after family suffer carbon monoxide poisoning

Friday, November 13, 2015

A landlord has been fined after a family of five suffered carbon monoxide poisoning at their rented home.

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Gas fitter sentenced after exposing family to carbon monoxide

Thursday, November 12, 2015

A gas fitter has been sentenced to community payback after his incompetent installation of a new boiler system at a cottage near Montrose put the tenant’s lives in danger. 

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Employee crushed under van during inspection

Thursday, November 12, 2015

A contract gardening company has been fined for safety failings that led to a worker sustaining serious crush injuries to his chest.

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Steel worker left scarred for life

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

International steel giant Tata has been fined £180,000 after pleading guilty to safety breaches after an employee narrowly escaped death when he was showered in scalding molten metal in a massive explosion at its Rotherham plant.

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Illegal gas fitter fined

Monday, November 9, 2015

A self-employed Middleton man was fined for carrying out gas work while not being registered with Gas Safe Register.

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Worker badly burned after digging into electricity cable

Friday, November 6, 2015

A man sustained serious, life-changing injuries after striking a 415v electricity cable during work to refurbish a pharmacy in central London.

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