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Category: Prosecution

Steel firm fined after worker seriously injured

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A worker had to have three toes amputated after his foot was crushed beneath a 300kg press die as he moved it from the bed of the press he was working on, a court has heard.

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Consett firm prosecuted after trainee injured

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Consett firm has been fined after a worker was injured when he became trapped between the basket of a cherrypicker and a steel rail during a construction project in Newcastle.

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Firms fined after worker suffers multiple injuries

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Two companies have been fined after a lorry driver suffered multiple injuries whilst loading his lorry.

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High dangers caught on camera

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Berkshire construction firm has been fined after three workers were photographed on a roof and ladder platform in Windsor without any safety measures in place.

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Engineering firm in court over worker’s fall

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

An engineering company has been fined for safety breaches after an employee was seriously injured when he fell more than four metres while dismantling a recycling cabin.

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Essex plumber in court after illegal gas work

Monday, December 1, 2014

A plumber from Tolleshunt Major has been sentenced to 140 hours community service after he put the lives of prospective home-owners in danger following illegal gas work on appliances at a home Tiptree.

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Plasterer breaks back in fall at Cheshire mansion

Friday, November 28, 2014

A Cheshire building firm has been fined after a plasterer broke his back when he fell three metres during the construction of a six-bedroom house.

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Jedburgh firm fined after worker seriously injured in fall

Friday, November 28, 2014

A Jedburgh firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was severely injured when he fell down a lift shaft as he was transporting a loaded cage trolley that landed on top of him.

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Suspended sentence for unregistered plumber who failed to spot boiler faults

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Derbyshire plumber has appeared in court for carrying out gas work without being registered and for failing to notice faults on an unsafe boiler.

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Safety failings land scaffolding firm in court

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Carmarthenshire scaffolding company has been fined for safety failings that exposed workers to serious risks of injury from a fall.

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Contractor fined for potential asbestos risk

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A County Durham contractor has been sentenced after illegally removing asbestos from a garage, putting himself, other workers and the householder at risk of exposure.

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Baking firm fined after worker injured

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The 41-year-old, of Hebburn, South Tyneside, was attempting to identify a fault on a hot tin slat conveyor belt at Warburtons’ premises on the Newburn Industrial Estate when the incident happened on 22 October 2013. 

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Top award for HSE legal eagles

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency (EA) have been presented with a top award at the recent Annual GLS Prosecutors Conference. 

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Architects fined for safety failings in care home construction

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A firm of architects has been fined for safety failings in the construction of a new timber frame care home in Hemlington.

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Contractor’s safety failings led to employee’s life-changing injuries

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Melksham construction company has been prosecuted after a crane operator suffered an electric shock when the equipment he was using came into contact with overhead power lines.

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Furniture manufacturer sentenced over worker’s hand injury

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Furniture manufacturer Ercol has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered severe injuries when his hand was caught in poorly-guarded machinery.

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Rochdale company in court over worker’s severe chemical burns

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Rochdale fabric firm has been fined £10,000 after an employee fell into a vat of bleach and suffered severe chemical burns over most of his body.

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Company fined after worker scalded

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Hartlepool-based food ingredients company has been fined after an employee was scalded by hot cleaning solution whilst working on an industrial cooking vessel.

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Fine for Rotherham company over worker’s severed fingers

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Rotherham manufacturing firm has been prosecuted for safety breaches after an employee’s fingers were crushed and severed in an unguarded machine.

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Construction firm in court over worker’s multiple injuries

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Glasgow-based construction company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was severely injured when he was crushed under nearly two tonnes of plasterboard.

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