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Category: Prosecution

Recycling firm sentenced over forklift death

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A recycling company has been fined £180,000 after a worker was killed on his first day at work when the forklift truck he was driving overturned.

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Seat belt could have saved life of estate worker

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The co-owner of a sporting and farming estate in the North Yorkshire national park has been prosecuted after a 79-year-old occasional worker died in an overturned all-terrain vehicle on remote moorland.

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Bournemouth aerospace firm in court for worker’s serious injuries

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

An aerospace company has been fined for safety breaches after an apprentice worker suffered severe injuries to his arm when it became entangled in moving machinery.

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Kent company in court after repeating safety offence

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Kent firm that makes safety surfaces for playgrounds has been fined after it failed to heed warnings from safety experts to properly guard dangerous machinery.

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Firm fined after apprentice hit by pressurised hose

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

An Aberdeenshire firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a young apprentice was injured when he was struck on the back by a pressurised hose.

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Fair ride owner fined after woman hit by falling handrail

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A fair ride owner has been prosecuted after a woman was hit on the head by a falling handrail.

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Three to pay £590,000 after father’s death at Yorkshire Mining Museum

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Yorkshire’s National Coal Mining Museum Trust and two companies were today (16 Dec) ordered to pay a total of £590,000 in fines and costs after a worker was crushed and killed at the museum in 2011.

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Fuel firm fined after tanker explosion causes horrific burns

Monday, December 15, 2014

A national oil and environmental services company has been fined £25,000 after two workers were badly burned in a tanker explosion.

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Employee died from crushing injuries at Gloucester works yard

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gloucester-based contractor Complete Utilities Ltd has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee died from crushing injuries sustained at work.

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Firms fined for lead exposure during Nab Tower works

Friday, December 12, 2014

A Surrey-based civil engineering firm and a Hampshire fabrication company have been fined for exposing workers to lead during refurbishment work on the iconic Nab Tower in the Solent.

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Unsafe roof work leads to fine for builders

Friday, December 12, 2014

A West Midlands building firm has been fined after twice being spotted carrying out unsafe roof work just days apart. 

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Gas safety neglect lands property company in court

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A property firm in Richmond has been prosecuted after it put lives at risk by repeatedly failing to make sure the gas boilers in the homes it rented were safe and free of dangerous defects.

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Engineering firm in court after worker loses tip of finger

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Moray engineering firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker severed the tip of his finger on a lathe.

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Brent building firm in court over fall dangers

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A building firm in North West London has been fined for neglecting safety after a carpenter broke his collarbone and a rib when he fell through an unprotected rooflight opening.

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County Durham firm fined after driver seriously injured

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A County Durham stairlift manufacturer has been prosecuted for safety failings after a delivery driver was seriously injured when he was struck by a reversing fork lift truck.

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Aberdeen firm fined after worker killed

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

An Aberdeen firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker died from severe head injuries when a connection porch on a sub-sea valve assembly he was working on fell over.

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Worker felled by falling metal beam in City street

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Two construction firms have been sentenced after a six-metre metal beam fell from the sixth floor of a building, striking and injuring a worker on a third floor scaffold before crashing onto a busy street in the City of London.

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Aircraft firm gets it wrong with work at height

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Hampshire-based aircraft maintenance company has been sentenced for safety failures after three workers were injured in separate falls at its airfield in Lasham – two in the same month.

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Kent firm and director in court over ‘appalling’ site safety

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Kent construction company and its managing director have been prosecuted after both displayed a ‘shocking disregard’ for workers’ safety at a demolition site in Surrey.

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Plumber prosecuted for endangering tenants’ lives

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A County Durham plumber has been sentenced for putting the lives of tenants at risk after deceiving landlords by claiming he was Gas Safe registered.

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