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Category: Prosecution

Barnet building business turns ‘blind eye’

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Barnet building firm has been fined after it ‘turned a blind eye’ to potential asbestos hazards being faced by its workers, who were converting an old pub in Victoria Road into flats.

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No volume control at Keighley company

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A firm specialising in foam and feather furnishings has been fined after failing to protect its workforce from excessive noise levels made by production machinery.

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Recycling firm in court after worker loses arm

Monday, October 6, 2014

An Ayrshire waste recycling firm has been fined for serious safety failings after an agency worker severed his left arm at the shoulder while clearing a conveyor belt blockage.

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Contractor fined for worker’s 60ft tree fall

Monday, October 6, 2014

A tree surgeon dislocated his hip after falling more than 18 metres to the ground when the limb of a diseased tree he was working on gave way, a court heard today.

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Firm prosecuted after worker loses fingertip in unguarded drill

Friday, October 3, 2014

A West Midlands fabrications company has been fined after an employee lost the tip of his finger in an unguarded drill.

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Derbyshire school fined after grandmother falls from stairs

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Derbyshire school has been prosecuted for safety failings after a pupil’s grandmother fell off the side of an unguarded staircase.

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Macclesfield firm in court over worker’s drill injury

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Macclesfield manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker’s hand became entangled around a factory drill.

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NHS Trust fined after patient paralysed

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been fined for safety failings after a vulnerable mental health patient was left paralysed after diving off a roof.

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Gas fitter sentenced after illegally removing boiler

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Suffolk-based self-employed builder has been given a prison sentence and community service after leaving a householder in danger when he left a gas supply pipe open and uncapped after illegally removing a boiler as part of a central heating installation project.

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Rolls Royce fined for loss of radioactive source

Monday, September 29, 2014

Rolls Royce Marine Power Operations Ltd has been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £176,500 following the loss of a radioactive source at its plant in Derby.

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Firm in court after major petrol escape at Staffordshire fuel site

Monday, September 29, 2014

A company which distributes fuel across a national network of pipelines has been fined after 35,000 litres of unleaded petrol erupted from pipework due to a joint failure.

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Salford recycling firm sentenced over worker’s crushed leg

Friday, September 26, 2014

A recycling firm has appeared in court after an employee almost lost his right leg when it became trapped in a machine at a Swinton factory.

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Wirral builder photographed risking lives

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Wirral builder was caught on camera risking the lives of his workers on a house roof, a court has heard. 

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Moray firm in court over worker’s fractured skull

Thursday, September 25, 2014

An Aberlour-based haulage firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when an unsecured barrel fell from a lorry onto his head.

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Basingstoke company in court after worker crushed

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Basingstoke engineering firm has been sentenced for safety breaches that led to a 42-year-old man being crushed between a telehandler and a steel post at a workshop in West Drayton.

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Elderly woman died after suffering burns in nursing home bath

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A nursing home in Deeside has been fined for breaching safety laws after an 88-year-old resident suffered nine per cent burns to her body when she was lowered into a bath of scalding hot water.

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Home improvement company fined for potentially lethal work

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Two partners in a home improvement company have been fined after building work at a house exposed a woman and her foster children to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Council sentenced after litter picker struck by car

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Manchester City Council has been fined £15,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries whilst litter picking on a city road. 

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Construction firm sentenced after barrier fell on baby’s pram

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A construction firm has been fined for safety failings after a barrier was blown on top of a pram injuring an 18-week-old baby.

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Firm in court over worker’s multiple injuries

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Wigtown-based sawmilling firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell eight feet through a fragile roof light to the ground below.

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