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Category: Prosecution

Company and director in court for poor site standards

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Gloucestershire housebuilder and the company’s managing director have been fined for poor welfare facilities and unsafe excavation work at a construction site near Cinderford.

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Furniture company prosecuted over worker’s injury

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Rutland company which manufactures children’s bedroom furniture has been fined after a machine operator suffered serious hand injuries in a makeshift vacuum cleaner.

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Firm in court after worker paralysed in roof fall

Monday, January 26, 2015

An East Lothian firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was left paralysed when he fell almost four metres through a fragile rooflight.

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Care home owner in court over death of vulnerable resident

Friday, January 23, 2015

The owner of a Leicester care home has been fined £100,000 after a vulnerable 85-year-old resident died from serious burns.

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Vet in court over X-ray of employee’s foot

Friday, January 23, 2015

A director of a vet practice in Maidstone has been given a conditional discharge for allowing an employee to X-ray her own foot after a horse stamped on it.

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Firm in court after worker loses arm

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Powys firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a woodworker had his right arm severed while clearing sawdust from underneath a circular saw.

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Businessman fined for asbestos failure in Colwyn Bay

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A businessman allowed the spread of asbestos in an industrial building by not employing licensed contractors to remove the potentially deadly material, a court has heard.

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Worker’s injuries land brewery in court

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Herefordshire brewery has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered a broken foot when it became trapped in a rotating stirrer.

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Firm in court after routine inspection reveals unsafe work at height

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A construction company with a record of endangering the lives of its workers has been fined after the Health and Safety Executive found once again it was putting workers at serious risk of falling from height.

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Crisp producer in court after worker loses tip of finger

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hereford Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday (19 Jan) the 35-year-old employee of Tyrells Potato Crisps Ltd in Leominster was cleaning part of the machine on 7 November 2012 when his finger caught in the nip point of a moving chain and sprocket.

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Illegal Swindon gas fitter put lives at risk

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

An unregistered gas fitter put lives at risk because of his poor work illegally fitting boilers.

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North Devon housing company and contractor put workers’ at risk

Monday, January 19, 2015

Workers carrying out extensive boiler renovations on houses in Ilfracombe were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos because of failures by a two local companies.

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Firm fined after worker suffers severe burns

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Highland manufacturing company has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered severe burns to both arms as he tried to clear a blockage in an unguarded machine.

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Paper company in court after worker crushed by reel of paper

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Hertfordshire-based company has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a 3.2 tonne reel of paper at its premises in Essex.

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JCB fined after worker crushed

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

JC Bamford Excavators Ltd has been fined after a worker was left with multiple injuries after being crushed during the assembly of a telescopic handler.

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Roofing firm in court after teenager breaks back in fall

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A building firm has been fined £10,000 after a 17-year-old mental health patient broke her back and pelvis when she fell over six metres from the roof of the Royal Preston Hospital in Fullwood.

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Life-changing injuries of two employees lead to court for Newport company

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Newport roller manufacturer has been fined after two employees suffered life-changing injuries whilst operating rotating machinery.

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Building company fined after employee struck by digger bucket

Monday, January 12, 2015

RMC Building and Civil Engineering Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an investigation into the incident at the Longleat Estate in Warminster.

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£150,000 fine for Chessington over youngster’s severe injuries

Monday, January 12, 2015

Chessington World of Adventures was today (12 Jan) sentenced for safety failings that led to a four-year-old girl suffering life-changing head injuries when she fell from a raised walkway while queuing for a ride.

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Farmer in court over driver’s electrocution

Monday, January 12, 2015

A Salisbury farm owner has been fined after an HGV driver was electrocuted while making a delivery to his farm.

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