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Category: Prosecution

Family farming business sentenced after worker injured in roof fall

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Perthshire farming business has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when he fell more than three metres through a roof light of a cattle barn.

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Fairground operator in court after toddler falls through gap in fence

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A fairground ride operator has been fined after a two-year-old boy fell through a gap in a perimeter fence.

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Cheshire farming firm sentenced over worker’s death

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A farming company in Middlewich has been fined £50,000 after a father-of-one suffered fatal injuries when a 1.5 tonne concrete panel fell on him.

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Construction firm prosecuted after apprentice’s fall

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Dutch building firm has been fined after an apprentice fractured his skull falling more than six metres from a scaffold during construction of the new West Bromwich Leisure Centre.

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Firm fined for silica failings despite previous warning

Monday, May 12, 2014

A natural stone supply firm has been fined for failing to protect workers from exposure to hazardous substances – despite a previous warning.

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Farming family prosecuted for avoidable roof fall death

Monday, May 12, 2014

A farming family in south west Wales has been sentenced for safety failings after a roof worker plunged 15 feet to his death in front of his two sons.

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Dock company in court after worker’s life-changing injuries

Friday, May 9, 2014

An Essex dock company has been fined for safety failings after a dock worker suffered severe leg injuries when an operation to unload a cargo container went wrong.

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Forklift operator in court after dangerous lift causes serious injury

Friday, May 9, 2014

A forklift truck operator has been prosecuted for safety failings after a teenager was seriously injured by a falling heater unit weighing almost half-a-tonne during a dangerous lifting operation in Kent.

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Firm in court for failing to communicate known asbestos risk

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Battersea building firm has been fined for failing to highlight the known presence of asbestos insulating board (AIB) at a Berkshire warehouse – exposing a foreman and others to potential harm when it was ripped out during refurbishment work.

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Scaffolding firm fined after worker fell from ladder

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Birmingham firm has been fined after a worker suffered life-changing injuries in a two-metre fall from a ladder while constructing scaffolding for the set of a television programme.

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Hampshire firm in court after worker falls through church roof

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Southampton worker suffered life-changing injuries after he plunged five metres through a hole in a church roof in South East London while it was being repaired, a court has been told.

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Company in court after workers suffer nerve damage

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A company responsible for maintaining the grounds of a naval base in Cornwall has been fined after three workers were diagnosed with a debilitating condition that left them with permanent nerve damage. 

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Worker’s crush injury lands Goole company in court

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Goole firm has been prosecuted for safety breaches after a worker’s arm was pulled into an unguarded conveyor belt and crushed at its factory in White Rose Park.

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County Durham firm in court after worker’s hand severely injured

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A County Durham firm has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when it was caught in the rollers of a glue machine with a broken safety guard.

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Manchester care home in court over vulnerable resident’s injuries

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Manchester care home has been fined for safety failings after a vulnerable resident was badly injured when he fell from a first floor window.

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Illegal gas installer in court over dangerous pool boiler

Thursday, May 1, 2014

An Essex gas installer has been given a suspended prison sentence and 150 hours of unpaid community work for carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work at a home in Colchester.

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Council sentenced after lives of workers and the public put at risk

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Fife Council has been fined for serious safety failings after workers struck and ruptured an underground gas pipe releasing almost four tonnes of gas.

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Protective equipment specialist failed to protect worker

Thursday, May 1, 2014

One of Europe’s leading manufacturers of personal protective equipment has been prosecuted and fined after a worker’s hand was crushed when it became trapped in an unsafe machine at their factory in Oxfordshire.

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Leather manufacturer sentenced over worker’s hand injury

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A company from Peterborough has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered a broken finger when her hand was dragged into unguarded machinery.

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Company in court after man falls from summer house roof

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Trowbridge company has been fined for safety breaches after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell from the roof of a summerhouse he was erecting in Christchurch, Dorset.

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