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Category: Prosecution

Firm sentenced after worker crushed to death

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

An east London firm has been fined £125,000 after being found guilty of safety failings that led to the death of a worker who was crushed by a falling metal mast at its site in Cambridgeshire.

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Company fined for guarding failings after worker severs finger

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Staffordshire furniture company has been fined after an employee severed a finger in an unguarded machine.

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Hospital trust sentenced over fatal Legionnaires’ disease and patient window fall

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has today (4 September) been ordered to pay a total of £350,000 in fines and costs for serious safety failings relating to two separate matters.

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Jarrow firm sentenced after worker’s hand severely injured

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Jarrow firm has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when it became caught in machinery at an engineering plant.

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Directors prosecuted for worker death failings

Monday, September 2, 2013

The co-directors of a former London scaffolding firm have been prosecuted after a trainee worker fell to his death from a poorly constructed scaffold in Westminster.

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Building contractor fined after family exposed to carbon monoxide danger

Monday, September 2, 2013

Morris and Spottiswood Ltd, a Glasgow based building contractor has been fined for a catalogue of failings that left a family exposed to potentially fatal carbon monoxide fumes.

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HSE responds to article regarding its decision to prosecute Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Friday, August 30, 2013

HSE Acting Chief Executive responds to The Guardian article – “Mid Staffs trust to be prosecuted over death of diabetic patient”, 29 August 2013.

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Bolton building firm in court over unsafe scaffolding

Friday, August 30, 2013

A Bolton building firm has appeared in court after two workers were spotted replacing guttering in high winds while using unsafe scaffolding.

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Kent firm fined after young apprentice’s electric shock

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Dartford-based engineering firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a teenage apprentice fell from a ladder as he received an electric shock from badly wired equipment.

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Builder fined after worker suffers life-changing injuries in fall

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Leicestershire builder has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he plunged six metres while repairing a second floor window.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – latest edition available online

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Join the thousands of subscribers who have already signed up to receive this free quarterly newsletter. This edition: numbers are falling – latest statistics reveal fall in fatal injuries, horror stories from the farm – tragic examples of what can go wrong, plus more busted myths, court stories, new guidance and much more.

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HSE prosecutes Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to prosecute Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust over the death of Gillian Astbury, it announced today.

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Lytham hotel guests put at risk by unsafe gas boilers

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Guests at a hotel in Lytham St Annes were put at risk from unsafe gas boilers for nearly two years, a court has heard.

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Property developer fined for putting workers’ lives at risk

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Plymouth property developer put the lives of builders at risk by letting them work near unprotected holes up to nine metres deep at a “Dickensian” site in Cardiff, a court has heard.

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Plastics firm fined after heavy bale topples onto worker

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Preston worker could have been killed when a 400kg bale struck him as it toppled from a forklift truck, a court has heard.

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Council fined after two workers suffered electrical burns

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

South Lanarkshire Council has been fined after two workers suffered flash burns when they struck an electrical cable while digging a ditch.

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Norfolk company in court after worker’s finger injured in printing press

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Norwich printing firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker injured his finger in an unguarded machine.

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Wallasey care home ordered to pay £40K over pneumonia risk

Friday, August 23, 2013

A private care home in Wallasey has been ordered to pay £40,000 in fines and costs after it failed to manage the risk of elderly residents catching a potentially fatal form of pneumonia.

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Fairground operator in court for ride collapse

Thursday, August 22, 2013

A fairground operator has been fined for safety failings after 22 people, many of them children, were trapped when a poorly maintained ride collapsed.

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Builder’s dangerous gas work put lives at risk

Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Wiltshire builder has been fined for illegal and dangerous gas work in Somerset, which could have led to a young family – including two young children – being killed by poisonous carbon monoxide fumes.

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