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Category: Prosecution

Tradesman jailed for illegal Milton Keynes gas work

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Buckinghamshire tradesman has been jailed for nine months for illegally carrying out sub-standard gas work at a Milton Keynes home.

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Company and director fined for Baglan site failings

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Lancashire housebuilder and its sole director have been fined for safety failings following two serious incidents at a new-build development in South Wales.

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Manufacturer fined after worker’s hand trapped in machine

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Stirling insulation manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered injuries to his hand and arm when it became trapped in an unguarded part of a machine.

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Firm in court for Somerset worker’s life-threatening injury

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Somerset drinks company has been fined for safety breaches after an employee severed an artery in an unguarded machine on a bottling production line and needed life-saving surgery.

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Leisure centre operator sentenced after child drowning

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The operator of an Essex leisure centre has been ordered to pay more than £190,000 in fines and costs after a seven year-old girl drowned in a swimming pool.

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Skip company fined for storage failings

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A London skip company has been fined for dangerous working practices and other failings arising from its storage of skips at a Park Royal goods yard.

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Police force and firearm officer fined over PC death

Friday, July 12, 2013

A police force and one of its officers have been fined for health and safety failings that led to a constable being shot dead.

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Employee suffers debilitating injuries at Ebbw Vale recycling plant

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Two businesses have been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee’s hand was caught in a saw, resulting in debilitating injuries.

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Safety warning after ten-year-old spotted on scaffolding

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Construction workers are being urged not to take their children onto building sites during the school holidays after a ten-year-old boy was spotted on scaffolding in Merseyside.

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Council fined after worker seriously injured in roof fall

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A local authority has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a garage roof light at a council depot.

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Building firm in court after Fulham scaffold collapse

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Surrey-based company has been sentenced after a length of scaffolding collapsed on to a Fulham Street, blocking one lane but miraculously missing pedestrians and traffic.

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Developer prosecuted for asbestos failings

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Nottinghamshire property developer who pleaded guilty to exposing employees to asbestos has been given an eight-month suspended prison sentence and been ordered to pay fines and costs of £100,000.

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Scaffolding firm sentenced over worker’s death

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A scaffolding firm has been ordered to pay more than £100,000 in fines and costs following the death of an employee who plunged 13 metres through the roof of a Skelmersdale warehouse.

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Company prosecuted after worker severed three fingers

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A specialist piling and foundation company from Doncaster has been fined after a worker severed three fingers while inserting piles at a Lincolnshire building site.

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Firms fined after worker is left paralysed by roof fall

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A construction company and a roofing contractor have been fined after a worker was left paralysed from the waist down when he plunged four metres through a hole in a roof at a Swindon building site.

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Ledbury drinks maker and Hereford scaffolder fined for health and safety failings

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A drinks producer and a building services firm have been fined for safety failings at a Ledbury factory.

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Brewery fined after worker loses two fingers

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Dorset brewery has been prosecuted for safety breaches after an employee lost two fingers in unguarded machinery.

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Food firm’s failure highlights machinery dangers

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Hull bakery has been fined for safety breaches after a worker lost the tip of a finger while using a poorly-guarded machine.

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Three firms sentenced after man killed by rocketing gas cylinder

Friday, July 5, 2013

Three South East firms have been ordered to pay a total of £685,787.31 in fines and costs for serious safety breaches after a plumber died and six other workers were seriously injured by a barrage of flying gas cylinders.

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Leeds engineering firm sentenced after death of worker

Friday, July 5, 2013

A specialist engineering company in Leeds has been ordered to pay £377,500 in fines and costs after protracted safety failings led to the death of a worker from fatal head injuries caused by a powered valve.

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