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Category: Prosecution

Letting agency ignored need for property’s gas safety checks

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Birmingham lettings agency has been fined after failing to ensure gas safety checks were made on a property it managed, potentially putting tenants’ lives at risk. 

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Dudley company fined for failing to manage dangerous bacteria

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Stourbridge dry cleaning company has been fined after its failure to properly manage and monitor Legionella bacteria put workers and members of the public at risk.

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Worker badly burned after firm ignores safety risks

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A West Yorkshire company has been fined after a worker was severely burned in a flashover during hot-cutting work at the Fox’s Biscuits factory in Batley.

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Shropshire farmer in court after worker trapped in machinery

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

An Ellesmere arable farmer has received a conditional discharge after a worker suffered serious arm, head and back injuries while unblocking a grain drying machine. 

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Buxton food packaging firm in court over forklift injuries

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A food packaging company in Buxton has been fined after an employee suffered severe injuries to his leg when he was struck by a forklift truck.

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Suspended prison sentence after faulty gas service leaves tenant unconscious

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Suffolk gas engineer has been handed an 18 week suspended prison sentence after carbon monoxide fumes from an incorrectly serviced gas-fired heater left a tenant unconscious. 

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Firms in court after Liverpool worker’s life-threatening roof fall

Monday, August 11, 2014

Two firms have been sentenced for safety failings after a Liverpool worker suffered life-threatening injuries when he fell through the roof of a former Cheshire factory.

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Timber firm fined after worker crushed by tree

Monday, August 11, 2014

A Herefordshire timber firm has been fined after a worker was crushed against a machine by a tree trunk. 

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Industrial gas supplier fined after plant explosion leaves worker injured

Friday, August 8, 2014

A multinational industrial gas supplier based in Surrey has been fined after an explosion at one of its manufacturing plants in Bristol left a worker with life changing injuries. 

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Cleaning company fined for risky rooftop work

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Stoke-on-Trent company, which uses jet washers to clean roof tiles, has been fined after a worker was spotted on a roof without any falls protection in place.

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Poole contractor in court after falling steel injures workers

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Two workers were left with broken bones but escaped with their lives after being struck by a length of steel that fell from nine floors above them, a court has heard. 

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Directors and two firms fined for potential asbestos risk

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Hartlepool firm and two of its directors have been fined along with a second company after redundant steel work was removed, putting workers at risk of exposure to asbestos.

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Gloucestershire town council fined for worker’s injuries

Monday, August 4, 2014

A council has been fined after a worker was thrown from an overturned mower while cutting grass in Gloucestershire. 

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Housing firm in court over Blackpool balcony collapse

Friday, August 1, 2014

A resident at a block of flats in Blackpool narrowly avoided being seriously injured or killed when the second floor walkway he was standing on collapsed, a court has heard.

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Nottingham timber firm in court over worker’s injuries

Friday, August 1, 2014

A timber company has been fined after an employee was run over by a forklift truck.

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Bristol company fined £10,000 for Edinburgh warehouse fall (COPFS release)

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Bristol-based roofing company has pled guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court for failing to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to its employees when working at heights after an employee fell through the roof light of a warehouse in Go…

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Essex company in court after massive chemical spill

Friday, August 1, 2014

An Essex company has been fined after four of its chemical storage tanks failed and spilled 150 tonnes of hazardous material.

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Firm fined after worker seriously hurt in roof fall

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A roofing firm has today (31 July) been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a five metre fall through the roof of a Gateshead warehouse.

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Cambridgeshire company and director in court after scaffold falls into street

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Cambridgeshire company and its director have been prosecuted after an unsecured scaffold collapsed into a street.

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Haulage companies in court after driver paralysed

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Two haulage companies have been sentenced for safety failings after an HGV driver was left paralysed from the chest down following an incident at a transport yard in Sandy, Bedfordshire.

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