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Category: Prosecution

Care home’s safety failures led to elderly woman’s death

Monday, September 10, 2012

The owners of a West Yorkshire care home have been told to pay £183,000 in fines and costs after a frail 93 year-old widow died because established safety measures were neglected.

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Norfolk manufacturer prosecuted for guarding failure

Monday, September 10, 2012

A manufacturer of steel building materials has been fined for safety failings after an employee sustained a serious hand injury on a poorly guarded machine in Norfolk.

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Concrete pumping company fined for poor plant maintenance

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Hertfordshire concrete pumping company has been fined after members of the public and a police car were sprayed with concrete when a delivery pipe ruptured.

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Company fined after workers and public exposed to asbestos risk

Monday, September 10, 2012

A property restoration and development company has been fined after workers and the public were exposed to asbestos in a Lincolnshire town.

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Preston steel firm in court over employee’s drilling injuries

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Preston steel firm has been sentenced after one of its employees suffered serious internal injuries when he became trapped in an industrial drilling machine.

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Glasgow firm fined after worker loses finger

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Glasgow firm has been fined after an employee lost a finger and seriously injured his hand and arm when they became caught in machinery.

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Double scaffold fall leads to fine

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Leicestershire house builder has been fined after two self-employed bricklayers fell more than two metres from a scaffold.

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Liverpool rubber firm sentenced over burn injury

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Liverpool rubber manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after an employee seriously injured his hand when it became trapped in machinery.

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Death of Bradford worker ‘avoidable’

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Bradford firm has been ordered to pay £140,000 in fines and costs after admitting safety failures that led to the death of a 61 year-old worker who was crushed beneath an unsecured racking system.

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Norwich firm fined after aircraft painter injured in fall from scaffold

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Norwich scaffolding firm has been fined after a self-employed aircraft painter was injured after falling more than two metres when a wooden scaffold board broke.

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Warrington worker struck by forklift at recycling plant

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A recycling firm, which ignored warnings about safety at its plant in Warrington, has been sentenced after a worker was struck by a forklift truck.

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Contractor fined after worker left severely brain damaged

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Darlington contractor has been fined after a worker was left severely brain damaged following a fall from a house roof.

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Engineering firm sentenced over severed fingers

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Skelmersdale firm which makes outdoor shelters has appeared in court after an employee lost parts of three fingers when his hand became trapped in a forklift truck.

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Kent glazing firm fined for gas safety breach

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Kent double glazing company with three outlets in Medway towns has been fined for safety failings after building a conservatory over a gas flue.

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Nursing home owners sentenced after death of elderly resident

Friday, August 31, 2012

Two nursing home owners have been fined after an elderly resident died following a fall from a hoist.

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Essex fireplace fitters fined after gas leak

Thursday, August 30, 2012

An Essex fireplace installation company has been fined after their inadequate work on domestic gas pipes put a family’s life at risk in their own home.

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Milking firm in court after worker injured at Derbyshire farm

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Shropshire milking company has been fined after a worker suffered a fractured skull when he was hit by a steel beam at a Derbyshire farm just a day after he started his job.

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Firm fined after worker breaks neck and back in roof fall

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A housing repair and maintenance company has been fined after a Nottingham worker suffered serious neck and back fractures falling 2.4 metres through a fragile roof.

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Essex plumber may face prison after shoddy gas work left family in danger

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

An Essex plumber has received a twelve-month suspended prison sentence and 180 hours of unpaid community service after his firm fitted a dangerous boiler in what was to be a child’s bedroom in a house in Clacton-On-Sea.

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Firms fined for asbestos failings

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Two Lincoln companies have been fined after workers were exposed to asbestos during the refurbishment of a Northamptonshire hospital ward.

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