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Category: Prosecution

Firm in court after major petrol escape at Staffordshire fuel site

Monday, September 29, 2014

A company which distributes fuel across a national network of pipelines has been fined after 35,000 litres of unleaded petrol erupted from pipework due to a joint failure.

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Salford recycling firm sentenced over worker’s crushed leg

Friday, September 26, 2014

A recycling firm has appeared in court after an employee almost lost his right leg when it became trapped in a machine at a Swinton factory.

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Wirral builder photographed risking lives

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Wirral builder was caught on camera risking the lives of his workers on a house roof, a court has heard. 

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Moray firm in court over worker’s fractured skull

Thursday, September 25, 2014

An Aberlour-based haulage firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when an unsecured barrel fell from a lorry onto his head.

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Basingstoke company in court after worker crushed

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Basingstoke engineering firm has been sentenced for safety breaches that led to a 42-year-old man being crushed between a telehandler and a steel post at a workshop in West Drayton.

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Elderly woman died after suffering burns in nursing home bath

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A nursing home in Deeside has been fined for breaching safety laws after an 88-year-old resident suffered nine per cent burns to her body when she was lowered into a bath of scalding hot water.

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Home improvement company fined for potentially lethal work

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Two partners in a home improvement company have been fined after building work at a house exposed a woman and her foster children to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Council sentenced after litter picker struck by car

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Manchester City Council has been fined £15,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries whilst litter picking on a city road. 

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Construction firm sentenced after barrier fell on baby’s pram

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A construction firm has been fined for safety failings after a barrier was blown on top of a pram injuring an 18-week-old baby.

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Firm in court over worker’s multiple injuries

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Wigtown-based sawmilling firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell eight feet through a fragile roof light to the ground below.

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Company prosecuted after worker suffers back injury in fork lift fall

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A fork lift truck company has been fined after a worker at its West Bromwich factory fractured a vertebra in his back when one of its vehicles fell from a lorry.

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Residents’ lives put at risk by gas faults in 349 properties

Monday, September 22, 2014

A plumbing and heating company, and two self-employed people who worked for them, have been sentenced following an investigation into a significant number of faulty gas installations at new developments in Poole and Reading.

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BAE company sentenced over worker’s firing range injury

Friday, September 19, 2014

BAE Systems Global Combat Systems Munitions Limited has been fined £80,000 for a serious safety breach after a worker’s leg bone was shattered while test firing a gun on a range in Northumberland.

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Construction company fined £100,000 after worker run-over by nine tonne truck

Friday, September 19, 2014

A major construction company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was critically injured when he was run over by a nine tonne dumper truck. 

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Roofers fail the work at height test

Thursday, September 18, 2014

West London roofing firm found itself in court after it allowed employees to work on roofs with no safety measures to protect them from potentially fatal falls. 

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Environment Agency prosecuted over worker’s saw injury

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Environment Agency has been fined after an employee was badly injured when his finger was caught by an unguarded circular saw.

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Derbyshire employer prosecuted after worker severs thumb

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The owner of a Derbyshire firm that specialises in refurbishing precision machining tools, has been fined for safety breaches after a worker severed a thumb while lifting a heavy component.

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Solar panel installer in court after workers’ fall through roof

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The owner of a solar panel business has been fined for safety failings after two brothers fell 15ft through a fragile roof that had not been identified as a risk.

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SW Global Resourcing Limited fined £200,000 (COPFS release)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Glasgow based company has pled guilty at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court to a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act which resulted in the death of an employee at the Annick Water Viaduct, Stewarton, Ayrshire, in 2010.

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Timber firm in court after worker’s finger amputated

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Lincolnshire timber company has been fined after an agency worker lost the top of his finger in an unguarded machine.

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