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Category: Prosecution

Asbestos surveyors in court after workers put at risk

Friday, December 21, 2012

Two asbestos surveyors have appeared in court after construction workers were exposed to potentially-deadly fibres during the refurbishment of a Trafford pub.

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Hand injury leads to fine for fabrication company

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Coalville fabrication company has been fined after a worker had part of his finger severed in a packaging machine.

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Companies fined after waste centre incident

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Two London companies have been ordered to pay nearly £110,000 in fines and costs after a lorry driver sustained life-changing injuries when he fell down a processing chute at a waste recycling plant.

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Steel firm sentenced after worker killed by crane

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A West Midlands steel company has been ordered to pay more than £146,000 in fines and costs after one of its employees was crushed to death by a 15-tonne crane.

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Hull firms in court for worker’s death in roof fall

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Two Hull firms and a company director have been sentenced for joint safety failings relating to the death of a worker who plummeted more than eight metres through a fragile rooflight while cleaning gutters.

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Company prosecuted after heavy motor crashes into lobby at Luton hospital

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Banbury lift company has been fined after a lift motor weighing more than a tonne fell into a lobby at Luton & Dunstable Hospital, injuring a member of the public.

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Cardiff building company fined for ignoring safety risks

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Cardiff building company has been fined for ignoring a safety notice and exposing workers and members of the public to serious risk of injury.

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Herdsman died after falling through dairy skylight

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A herdsman died after carrying out unplanned and unsupervised repair work on a dairy roof and falling through a plastic skylight, a court heard today (18 December).

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Landlord and agency plead guilty to bath scalding

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A man with a severe learning disability, who is unable to talk, suffered scalding so severe his skin was left hanging from his body when his landlord and the agency providing his care failed to control the temperature of his bath water.

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Firm fined after residents are poisoned by carbon monoxide

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

One of the UK’s largest property service organisations has been ordered to pay more than £300,000 in fines, costs and compensation after seven people were hospitalised when carbon monoxide (CO) fumes escaped into their homes.

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Building firm in court over life-threatening injuries

Monday, December 17, 2012

A building firm has appeared in court after a plumber suffered life-threatening injuries in a fall at an outdoor activities centre near Gwynfe in Carmarthenshire.

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Skip firm fined following death of worker

Monday, December 17, 2012

A skip company has been fined for safety breaches at its West Bromwich site where an employee had been killed when he was run over by a 13-tonne shovel loader.

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Council and building firm fined for asbestos exposure during school refurbishment

Friday, December 14, 2012

Staffordshire County Council and a refurbishment firm have been fined for exposing a nursery class, school staff and two joiners to asbestos fibres.

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Environment agency sentenced after worker drowning

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Environment Agency has been ordered to pay more than £220,000 in fines and costs after a catalogue of errors caused one of its employees to drown while dredging an icy Cambridgeshire watercourse.

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Council in court over worker’s 230 volt shock

Friday, December 14, 2012

Bury Council has appeared in court after one of its employees suffered an electric shock from a 230 volt mains cable.

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Illegal gas work left elderly woman in danger

Friday, December 14, 2012

A South Yorkshire man has been fined for carrying out illegal gas work at a house in Sheffield, leaving an elderly woman at risk from deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Council fined after putting tenant at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Chesterfield Borough Council has been fined after carbon monoxide fed back into one of its properties, putting the tenant at risk of poisoning.

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Merseyside roofer caught on camera risking lives

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Merseyside roofer has been fined after he allowed lives to be put at risk on the roof of a semi-detached house in Maghull.

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Edinburgh food firm fined after worker injured

Thursday, December 13, 2012

An Edinburgh food firm has been fined after a worker seriously injured his hand on an unguarded dough mixer.

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Fife construction firm fined for dangerous scaffolding

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Fife construction firm has been fined for exposing workers to fall from height risk by using unsafe scaffolding.

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