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Category: Prosecution

Management failings on construction accident site

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A carpenter working on a house refurbishment project at Tregaron, Ceredigion, in August 2011 fell more than seven metres from the top of an unsecured ladder causing severe back injuries from which he has yet to fully recover.

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Illegal gas fitter faces prison threat for unsafe work

Monday, January 21, 2013

An unregistered gas fitter has received a nine month suspended prison sentence for illegally carrying out sub-standard gas work at two chip shops in South Wales.

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Gloucestershire paper company fined for safety failings

Monday, January 21, 2013

A Gloucestershire paper producer has been fined after an employee’s hand was crushed in an unguarded machine as he tried to clean it.

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Bolton fabric firm fined over employee’s injuries

Friday, January 18, 2013

A Bolton fabric firm has been fined after an employee was badly injured when he was flipped around a large rotating roller.

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Hospital trust in court for asbestos failures

Friday, January 18, 2013

A North East hospital trust has been fined after contractors were unwittingly exposed to asbestos fibres at Sunderland Eye Infirmary.

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Chester landlord ignored gas safety warnings

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Chester landlord has been fined after ignoring repeated warnings about gas safety at a property she rented out in the city.

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Shropshire contractor fined after ‘jet of fire’ burns worker

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A sub-contractor from Highley has been fined for safety breaches after a worker was burned by a ‘jet of fire’ when he hit an underground electricity cable with a steel pin while replacing pavement edging in Birmingham.

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Gas fitter may face prison after illegal work in Essex

Thursday, January 17, 2013

An unregistered gas fitter has received a suspended prison sentence for illegally carrying out sub-standard gas work at a property in Essex.

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Firm fined after worker’s hair ripped out by machinery

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Deeside company has been fined £60,000 after a young worker was severely injured when her hair was ripped out by poorly guarded machinery.

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Trust fined after employees are exposed to TB bacteria

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust has been fined for safety failings after employees were exposed to a potentially deadly strain of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria when a test vial smashed in a specialist laboratory.

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Staffordshire firm prosecuted for guarding failure

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Staffordshire company has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained hand injuries and lost the tip of a finger using a poorly-guarded machine.

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Windermere garage fined after mechanic badly burned

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Windermere garage has been fined after a mechanic was badly burned while trying to cut the top off an empty oil drum.

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Council in court after parks workers suffer debilitating hand injuries

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Merseyside council has been sentenced after 29 employees were diagnosed with a debilitating condition that has left them with ongoing problems with their hands.

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Unregistered gas fitter fined for dangerous defects

Monday, January 14, 2013

An unregistered gas fitter from Morden has been fined for endangering a Tooting family after he illegally and unsafely fitted a new boiler at their home.

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Cambridge firm and consultant fined over chemical exposure

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Cambridge instrument company and a health and safety consultant have been fined for risking the health of employees from hazardous chemicals.

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Suspended prison sentence for landscape gardener after death of worker

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Staffordshire landscape gardener has been given a suspended prison sentence and 180 hours of unpaid community service, after a worker was killed by a falling gate post.

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Farmer fined following teenager’s quad bike death

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A farmer on Dartmoor failed to properly maintain a quad bike which was later involved in a fatal collision.

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Swansea engineering firm and building contractor fined for asbestos exposure

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Workers were exposed to dangerous asbestos fibres following a catalogue of errors by an engineering company and a building firm during a demolition and refurbishment project in Swansea, a court has heard.

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Court case highlights poor machine safety

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A food manufacturer has appeared in court for safety offences after one of its workers lost the tip of her finger using a badly-guarded machine in a Doncaster factory.

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Steel firm sentenced for safety failings

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Barnsley firm has admitted safety failings that led to one of its workers being struck on his back by a large steel girder.

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