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Category: Prosecution

Four metre fall lands company in court

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A construction company based in South East London has been prosecuted for a serious safety breach after a roofing worker plunged four metres through a badly-protected skylight.

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Company sentenced for exposing worker to deadly fumes

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A bath restoration company has been fined for safety failings after a worker died from inhaling toxic fumes in the bathroom of a South West London flat.

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Companies prosecuted after roof collapsed on worker

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Two West Midlands companies have been fined for safety failings after the six-tonne roof of a timber-framed classroom collapsed on a worker, leaving him seriously injured.

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Lewisham Homes in court after woman breaks jaw

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lewisham Council’s homes provider has been fined after a meter reader broke her jaw and smashed most of her teeth in a fall into an unprotected flood pit cellar beneath a block of flats.

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Bedford company in court over worker’s broken leg

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A nationwide removals firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker broke his leg whilst moving machinery at a site in Bedford.

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Joinery firm in court over worker’s severed finger

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Dagenham-based firm has been sentenced after a worker severed a finger and seriously injured two others on a badly-guarded cutting block capable of 10,000 cuts per minute.

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Unsafe gas work leads to fine for kitchen installer

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Staffordshire kitchen fitter has been fined after he carried out illegal gas work and put families’ lives at risk.

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Collective failures led to death of worker

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A County Durham man has been jailed and a Tyneside firm and one of its directors fined after a demolition worker fell to his death from a cherry picker that was knocked over by a falling roof beam.

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BAE Systems sentenced for death of worker

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Global defence company BAE Systems has been ordered to pay almost £350,000 in fines and costs after a worker died when he was crushed by the 145-tonnes weight of a metal press at its East Yorkshire plant.

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Recycling giant fined for worker death failings

Monday, May 20, 2013

A worker at one of the world’s largest metal recycling firms was killed because of a failing to properly segregate people and moving vehicles, a court has heard.

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Durham firm sentenced after worker’s arm amputated

Monday, May 20, 2013

A Durham firm has been fined after a worker suffered horrific injuries and had to have his arm amputated when he fell into dangerous machinery in an asphalt production plant.

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Sub-contractor fined for safety failings at Devonport Royal Dockyard

Friday, May 17, 2013

A submarine maintenance company has been fined after a labourer crushed his hand while working on a submarine refit project at Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth.

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Tyre firm fined after worker injured

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Burton-on-Trent tyre collection and recycling company has been fined after a teenage worker was seriously injured when he was hit by a falling stack of tyres.

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Staff and public exposed to asbestos during refurbishment work

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A decorating company has been fined after it exposed employees, agency staff and members of the public to potentially fatal asbestos material.

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Firm in court after worker’s life-changing injuries

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wienerberger Limited has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he fell from the roof of an industrial brick oven at a site in Bishop Auckland.

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East of England firms in court for employee fall

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he plunged ten metres through a perspex rooflightonto a concrete floor at a Hertfordshire farm.

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Firms in court after worker fell from unguarded scaffolding

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Two firms have been prosecuted after a labourer suffered multiple injuries in a fall from unguarded scaffolding.

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Companies and director sentenced after worker’s fatal fall

Monday, May 13, 2013

The director of a concrete structures firm has been ordered to pay a total of £25,000 in fines and costs after a worker died following a fall from height at a Swansea building site.

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Nottinghamshire plumber fined after putting family at risk

Monday, May 13, 2013

A Nottinghamshire plumber has been fined after putting his son and a young family at risk of exposure to asbestos.

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Latest Health and Safety Newsletter available online

Monday, May 13, 2013

Inside: Myth busting – how some half-baked decisions take the biscuit. We look at a year of myth busting, health surveillance made easier – HSE launches new online guidance, plus lots more including court stories, real-life case studies and new guidance.

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