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Category: Prosecution

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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Unregistered fitter sentenced for string of gas offences

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A gas fitter has been given a suspended prison sentence for carrying out repeated illegal and dangerous gas work at homes and businesses in Norfolk.

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Building sub-contractor’s safety neglect led to his own injuries

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Newton Abbot building sub-contractor who suffered a fractured spine while demolishing a temporary school classroom near Exmouth in Devon, has been fined for safety failings that could have also put the safety of others in danger.

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Construction firms fined after workers hurt in scaffold collapse

Monday, July 28, 2014

A house builder and a scaffolding company have been fined after two bricklayers were hurt falling from an unsafe scaffold.

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Essex farming company fined after trailer death

Friday, July 25, 2014

A Southminster farmers’ co-operative has been sentenced after a worker was killed when the tailgate of a hydraulic trailer fell and struck him across the neck.

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Worker’s jaw shattered after Kent firm neglects safety

Friday, July 25, 2014

A Kent recycling firm has been prosecuted after an employee had his jaw shattered into ‘pieces like cornflakes’ when he was hit by a piece of plastic pipe ejected from a bandsaw.

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Ely mushroom farm sentenced over worker’s arm injury

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A mushroom farming business has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered crush injuries when his arm was caught in unguarded machinery at a site in Cambridgeshire.

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Firm sentenced after forklift truck ran over worker’s leg and foot

Thursday, July 24, 2014

An Aberdeen firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when a forklift truck ran over his leg and foot.

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Five in court for multiple safety failings

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Lincolnshire poultry firm and four of its contractors have been fined for repeated safety failings after workers were caught on a roof without taking proper safety precautions.

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Explosion at Borders Fine Arts results in £10,500 fine (COPFS release)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an explosion at Borders Fine Arts, Langholm in 2012 revealed health and safety breaches which have resulted in a £10,500 fine for the parent company Enesco Limited of Carlisle.

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Costain sentenced for Parkway telehandler death

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Global engineering specialist Costain Limited has been ordered to pay more than £615,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed when a telehandler overturned during the construction of the Parkway development in Newbury.

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Crawley builder prosecuted for gas safety breaches

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The senior partner of a building firm in Crawley has been sentenced after carrying out illegal and incompetent work on gas fittings and exposing a local family to the dangers of fire or explosion.

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Kent firm in court after decade of ignoring risks to workers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Ramsgate company has been sentenced after one of its employees was left with a severe long-term disability following prolonged working with a range of vibrating machine tools.

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Ceredigion farmers fined for contractor’s serious injuries

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Two brothers have been fined for breaking safety legislation after a contractor suffered serious brain injuries in a fall while carrying out building work at one of their farms.

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