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Category: Prosecution

Liskeard landlord endangered lives by replacing gas boiler

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Cornish landlord risked the life of neighbours by carrying out work on a domestic gas boiler despite being unqualified to do so.

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Staffordshire man in court for illegal gas work

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Stoke-on-Trent man has been given a suspended prison sentence for multiple gas safety offences, including pretending to be Gas Safe registered, several breaches of legal orders banning him from carrying out gas work and falsifying a Landlord’s Gas Safety Record.

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Bilston firm fined for worker leg crush injury

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Bilston shotblasting firm has been fined after a heavy vehicle chassis crushed a worker’s leg when it slipped from a forklift truck during a flawed lifting operation.

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NHS Trust fined after radiologist exposed to radiation

Monday, October 7, 2013

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has been fined after an interventional radiologist was exposed to significant amounts of ionizing radiation.

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Cheshire fertiliser firm sentenced over asbestos exposure

Monday, October 7, 2013

A fertiliser manufacturer has been sentenced after around 50 workers were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres at its plant at Ince Marshes near Ellesmere Port.

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Joiner’s fall lands Bradford firm in court

Friday, October 4, 2013

A Bradford construction firm has been fined for neglecting safety after a joiner fell six metres through a fragile rooflight at a factory in Leeds.

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Chemical firm sentenced over Burscough explosion

Friday, October 4, 2013

A chemical firm has been ordered to pay £150,000 in fines and costs over a major explosion at a waste management site in Lancashire that caused three workers to sustain serious burns.

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Kebab company sentenced after worker suffers horrific injury

Thursday, October 3, 2013

An Essex kebab manufacturer has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker suffered horrific injuries to his hand when it became trapped in unguarded machinery.

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Illegal gas fitter fined for dangerous gas work

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A self-employed builder has been fined for putting an Essex family in danger from leaking gas pipes after illegally replacing a boiler as part of a kitchen refit.

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Firm fined for Hippodrome worker fall

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The principal contractor for a major project to renovate the historic Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell from an unguarded edge and plunged over four storeys.

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Wiltshire firm fined after child trapped by electric gates at Bournemouth school

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Wiltshire company has been prosecuted for failing to install adequate safety devices on an electric gate that trapped a young child at a primary school in Bournemouth.

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Glossop metals firm in court over employee’s crane injuries

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Glossop-based metal manufacturer has appeared in court after an employee was injured when he was struck by a container as it swung from an overhead crane.

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Firm fined after worker’s fingers severed

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A conveyor supplier has been fined after a worker severed three fingers in an unguarded machine.

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Pig farmers in court after worker injured by falling hopper

Monday, September 30, 2013

A Teesside pig farming business has been fined for safety failings after a worker was struck and seriously injured by a feed hopper that fell from the forks of a loader.

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Machine safety – food for thought after worker loses finger tips

Monday, September 30, 2013

An East London firm that makes convenience food has been fined for safety failings after an agency worker lost the tips from four fingers as he tried to unblock a dicing machine.

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Firm in court after two workers suffer devastating injuries within a week

Friday, September 27, 2013

A Hampshire-based firm has been sentenced for serious safety failings following two incidents in less than a week which left two employees with life-changing disabling injuries.

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Company fined for tall ship blaze

Friday, September 27, 2013

A Dorset yacht company has been sentenced for safety failings relating to a fire that ravaged a famous tall ship and almost killed a worker.

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Plymouth building company in court for worker’s fall

Friday, September 27, 2013

A Plymouth building company has been fined for safety breaches after an employee suffered multiple injuries in a fall at work.

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Kent print company fined for worker hand injury

Friday, September 27, 2013

A worker had the skin torn from his hand on a printing press at a Dartford print company where vital safety guards had been removed, a court has heard.

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Developer and sign company fined for advertising sign collapse

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A prominent London developer and a Middlesex sign company have been ordered to pay over half a million pounds in fines and costs for safety failings after a pedestrian sustained a permanent brain injury when parts of a decaying advertising sign fell onto her head.

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