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Category: Prosecution

Dorset firm fined after Christmas crane collapse

Friday, December 6, 2013

A Dorset-based property developer has been told to pay a total of £97,681 after residents living near one of its construction sites in Essex were evacuated when a 45 metre crane jib collapsed.

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International manufacturer fined after worker is impaled

Thursday, December 5, 2013

One of the world’s largest producers of adhesives for the construction industry has been fined after a worker died when he was pinned against a forklift truck by a reversing lorry in Halesowen.

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Roofer fined after photo shows unsafe work

Thursday, December 5, 2013

A roofer has been fined for putting workers in danger after they were photographed on top of a North West London home without any protection against falling.

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Timber firm fined after worker’s fingers severed

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Lincolnshire timber company has been fined after an employee severed three fingers in an unguarded roller conveyor.

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Poole Worker Seriously Injured in Warehouse Roof Fall

Friday, November 29, 2013

Two men have been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell through a fragile warehouse roof in Poole.

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Workers’ acid burns lead to court for chemical firm

Friday, November 29, 2013

An international chemical company has been prosecuted after three workers suffered acid burns when pipework at its plant near Southampton ruptured, sending a jet of sulphuric acid 20 metres into the air.

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Gas fitter sentenced after Manchester pensioner sustains severe burns

Friday, November 29, 2013

A gas fitter has received a suspended prison sentence and curfew, and been ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid community work, after a pensioner suffered severe burns in a gas explosion at his home in Manchester.

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Castleford worker fears for future after losing fingers in machinery

Friday, November 29, 2013

A worker had two fingers pulled from their sockets as he cleaned a silo because of a badly-guarded machine, a court has been told.

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Joinery company and director fined for safety failings

Friday, November 29, 2013

A London joinery firm and a company director have been fined for multiple safety breaches that put employees at risk.

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Tissue maker fined after worker has fingers amputated

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A major Leicester-based company has been fined after a worker had to have the tips of two fingers amputated after trapping them in badly-guarded machinery while trying to clear a blockage.

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Care home owner fined for putting residents at risk at Dagenham home

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A national care home operator has been fined for safety failings at an east London care home.

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Firm fined for guarding failings after worker struck by flying splinters

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Glasgow wood machining company has been fined for safety failings that left a worker needing extensive surgery.

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Firm fined for guarding failings after scraper bar crushes worker

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Dumfries wood machining company has been fined for serious safety failings that left a worker fighting for his life in hospital.

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Engineering firm sentenced following Preston worker’s death

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A major engineering firm has been sentenced for safety failings following the death of an electrician who was crushed by an overhead crane at a Preston factory.

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Roofer fined for scalding grandmother and grandson with bitumen

Monday, November 25, 2013

A grandmother and her 21-month-old grandson were splashed and scalded by hot bitumen when a roofer’s ladder slipped because it wasn’t properly secured, a court has heard.

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Firm fined after electrician suffers burns

Friday, November 22, 2013

A Tayside electrical company has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered burns to his face, hands and arms while carrying out live electrical testing.

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St Helens healthcare firm sentenced over fatal fall

Friday, November 22, 2013

A St Helens healthcare firm has been fined £170,000 for serious safety failings following the death of a worker who fell nearly six metres from scaffolding.

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Illegal gas fitter jailed for dangerous installation

Friday, November 22, 2013

A London landlord has been jailed for endangering his tenants after he illegally installed a boiler that he then repeatedly tried to fix after it developed a leak.

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Demolition company sentenced after worker severely injured on first day

Friday, November 22, 2013

A Nottinghamshire demolition company has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries when he was hit by a falling excavator bucket on his first day on site.

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Construction company and director in court after roof fall

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Monmouth construction firm and its managing director have been fined for safety failings after a labourer fell more than four metres through a fragile barn roof, breaking his back on his first day working for the company.

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