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Category: Prosecution

Refurbishment firm fined for exposing workers to fall risk

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Willenhall refurbishment and shop fitting company has been fined for safety failings after instructing two employees to work at height without any protective measures or relevant roofwork training.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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Companies fined £320,000 following death of contractor

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Steel manufacturer Tata Steel and a specialist contractor have been fined a total of £320,000 for safety failings after a worker was killed by a falling metal bar in Redcar.

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Medway NHS Trust fined over patient death

Monday, January 28, 2013

Medway NHS Foundation Trust has today been sentenced for safety failings after a vulnerable patient died following a fall from a first floor window at Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham.

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Newham Council in court over teenager’s fireball horror

Friday, January 25, 2013

A London borough council has been sentenced for a serious safety breach after a 15 year-old girl was engulfed in a fireball from a cooking stove during a school camping expedition.

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Powys developer fined after worker seriously injured

Friday, January 25, 2013

A site developer from Powys has been fined after a contractor suffered major internal injuries when he fell through a floor and was hit by a falling concrete slab.

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Company fined after driver loses fingers on unsafe equipment

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Dorset contractor has been fined for safety failings after a lorry driver suffered a serious hand injury while using unsafe wheel cleaning equipment on a construction site near Barnet.

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Derbyshire firm fined after worker’s fingertips severed

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Derbyshire engineering company has been fined for safety breaches after an employee severed the tips of two fingers on an unguarded bandsaw.

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Company fined for worker fall during gym refurb

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Kent renovation company has been fined for safety failings after an unsupervised labourer fell more than four metres from a poorly constructed scaffold tower whilst stripping out a basement gym in central London.

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Management failings on construction accident site

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A carpenter working on a house refurbishment project at Tregaron, Ceredigion, in August 2011 fell more than seven metres from the top of an unsecured ladder causing severe back injuries from which he has yet to fully recover.

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Illegal gas fitter faces prison threat for unsafe work

Monday, January 21, 2013

An unregistered gas fitter has received a nine month suspended prison sentence for illegally carrying out sub-standard gas work at two chip shops in South Wales.

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Gloucestershire paper company fined for safety failings

Monday, January 21, 2013

A Gloucestershire paper producer has been fined after an employee’s hand was crushed in an unguarded machine as he tried to clean it.

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Bolton fabric firm fined over employee’s injuries

Friday, January 18, 2013

A Bolton fabric firm has been fined after an employee was badly injured when he was flipped around a large rotating roller.

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Hospital trust in court for asbestos failures

Friday, January 18, 2013

A North East hospital trust has been fined after contractors were unwittingly exposed to asbestos fibres at Sunderland Eye Infirmary.

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Chester landlord ignored gas safety warnings

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Chester landlord has been fined after ignoring repeated warnings about gas safety at a property she rented out in the city.

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Shropshire contractor fined after ‘jet of fire’ burns worker

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A sub-contractor from Highley has been fined for safety breaches after a worker was burned by a ‘jet of fire’ when he hit an underground electricity cable with a steel pin while replacing pavement edging in Birmingham.

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Gas fitter may face prison after illegal work in Essex

Thursday, January 17, 2013

An unregistered gas fitter has received a suspended prison sentence for illegally carrying out sub-standard gas work at a property in Essex.

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Firm fined after worker’s hair ripped out by machinery

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Deeside company has been fined £60,000 after a young worker was severely injured when her hair was ripped out by poorly guarded machinery.

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Trust fined after employees are exposed to TB bacteria

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust has been fined for safety failings after employees were exposed to a potentially deadly strain of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria when a test vial smashed in a specialist laboratory.

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Staffordshire firm prosecuted for guarding failure

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Staffordshire company has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained hand injuries and lost the tip of a finger using a poorly-guarded machine.

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