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Category: Prosecution

Flooring firm fined after worker dragged into machinery

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A flooring manufacturer has been found guilty of safety failings after an employee was dragged into an unguarded machine at its factory in Greater Manchester.

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Firms fined after Bristol man electrocuted

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Bristol property development firm has been prosecuted after a plumber was electrocuted while installing a washing machine.

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Farm prosecuted after employee run over by tractor

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Lincolnshire farming company has been fined after an employee suffered multiple injuries when he was run over by a poorly-maintained tractor.

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London building firm fined for worker fall

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A London interior fit-out company has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he fell through a fragile roof light at a construction site in Kensington.

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Scrap metal firm fined after bus swings into employee

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A scrap metal firm has been fined after an employee was badly injured when a bus swung into him while it was being lifted onto a truck in Merthyr Tydfil.

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Fine for company after workers flee whisky fire

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A major scotch whisky manufacturer has been fined after two workers had to flee a warehouse fire.

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Macclesfield window firm fined over severed finger

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Macclesfield window manufacturer has been fined after one of its employees had a finger cut off by a rotating saw.

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Balfour Beatty fined after worker suffers severe injuries

Friday, February 22, 2013

A major rail infrastructure company has been fined after a man suffered serious hand injuries in two separate incidents less than a year apart.

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Companies fined £450,000 after driver dies in roadworks

Friday, February 22, 2013

Two companies have been ordered to pay a total of £650,000 in fines and costs after a member of the public was killed in a collision in roadworks on the A50 near Uttoxeter.

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Trucker’s narrow escape after striking overhead power line

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Merseyside trucker could have been killed when his vehicle hit an 11,000 volt overhead power line as he tipped fertiliser onto farmland in Maghull, a court has heard.

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Building owner fined for asbestos exposure

Thursday, February 21, 2013

An industrial property owner has been prosecuted for exposing untrained workers to dangerous asbestos fibres following a series of failings at a building in Newport.

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Surrey firm fined for worker fall

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Surrey carpentry firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker fractured his skull when he fell through a roof light at a construction site in Cobham.

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Father and son prosecuted for illegal gas work

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A father and son from Crewe have been prosecuted for carrying out illegal gas fitting work.

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Brick firm breaks safety law

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A West Yorkshire brick making firm has been prosecuted after safety failings at its factory led to a worker losing a thumb and having his hand almost severed in a poorly-guarded press machine.

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Worker’s crushed hand puts sweet company in court

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Northampton sweet maker has been fined for safety breaches after a worker’s hand was crushed in machinery.

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Company fined for dangerous excavation

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Kent construction company has been fined for unsafe excavation work at a building site in Rochester.

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Safety failings led to worker’s injury

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A former Gateshead firm has been sentenced after an employee had two fingers broken when her hand was drawn into the dangerous moving parts of a large stitching machine.

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Fairground owner in court after 12-year-old falls from ride

Friday, February 15, 2013

A fairground owner has appeared in court after a 12-year-old girl was badly injured when she fell from a ride at Lostock Hall Carnival near Preston.

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Wearside firm fined after repeatedly putting workers at risk

Friday, February 15, 2013

A Wearside engineering firm has been fined for endangering workers by allowing them to use machinery on which vital safety devices had been disabled.

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Halifax worker left disabled by crush injuries

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A West Yorkshire firm has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was left with life-threatening injuries when a 6.5 tonnes steel beam toppled onto his back.

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