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Category: Prosecution

Company fined £140,000 after worker crushed under forklift truck

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A Leicestershire aluminium fabricator was sentenced today (3 June) after a worker was crushed under a lifting truck which tipped over while lifting extruder dies from storage racks.

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Firm in court after two workers severely injured in roof fall

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Lichfield-based firm carrying out work in Perth has been fined for serious safety failings after two workers fell over four metres when a vehicle spray booth they were constructing collapsed.

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Company fined after 16 year-old injured by machinery

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Maidstone company specialising in supplying agricultural machinery and motor vehicles has been fined after a teenager on paid work experience nearly lost the tips of his fingers in unguarded machinery.

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South Yorkshire recycling firm prosecuted over young worker’s injury

Monday, June 1, 2015

A Rotherham recycling firm has been sentenced over serious safety dangers on a conveyor after a 25-year-old worker had his arm broken in three places when it was drawn into unguarded machinery.

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Timber manufacturer fined after apprentice suffers severe hand injuries

Monday, June 1, 2015

A timber mouldings manufacturer in Rochdale has been fined after a young apprentice lost two fingers of his right hand while working on machinery.

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Dangerous work at height leads to fine

Friday, May 29, 2015

A property company has been fined after workers were found working dangerously at height while demolishing buildings in Lancashire.

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London council in court after decade of ignoring asbestos risks

Friday, May 29, 2015

Waltham Forest borough council has been fined after it exposed members of staff and visiting contractors to the potentially lethal dangers of asbestos, which it knew to be present in the Town Hall basement.

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Quarrying company fined for ignoring advice

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Mold-based quarry firm has been fined for putting employees, contractors and delivery drivers at risk.

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Basement Initiative leads to prosecution for London construction firm

Thursday, May 28, 2015

London construction company Darma Limited has been fined over £13,000 after an unannounced inspection from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found dangerous conditions on a basement excavation site. 

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Paper shredding company fined after worker suffers severe hand injuries

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Shred-it Limited, of Foresters Green, Trafford Park, Manchester pleaded guilty to safety failings after an new employee was injured by a shredding machine.

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Derbyshire man prosecuted for illegal gas work

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Derbyshire heating and plumbing engineer has been prosecuted for illegal gas work that potentially endangered lives.

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Paper company in court

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Swanley firm that makes paper products has been prosecuted for allowing workers to bypass interlocked guards on machinery after one employee trapped his hand.

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Fall from scaffold leads to fines

Friday, May 22, 2015

A property development company, a roofer and a scaffolder have been fined after a worker sustained serious injuries after falling nearly four metres from unsafe scaffolding.

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Court fines medical firm after two workers injured

Friday, May 22, 2015

A medical equipment manufacturer has been fined after two workers were injured by dangerous parts of machinery in separate incidents at its premises in West Sussex.

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Development company guilty of repeated safety breaches

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A development company has been sentenced for breaches of the Work at Height Regulations.

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Shropshire fuel firm fined £20,000

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A fuel supply business has been sentenced after one of its workers was injured after being struck by a vehicle in a works yard.

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Construction firm prosecuted after falling roof sheets narrowly miss karting party

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

 A construction company has been fined after metal sheets crashed through a karting track roof – narrowly missing members of the public. 

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Sentence after nine-year-old girl flung from fair ride

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

 The owner/operator of a fair ride has been sentenced after a nine-year-old girl was flung from her carriage as it span at excessive speeds.  

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Contractor in court after section of roof fell on worker

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

An Ayrshire construction contractor has been fined for serious safety failings after part of a roof fell on a worker during demolition.

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Businessman jailed after Lithuanian worker killed after fall from roof at Blackburn mill

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A business man in charge of converting an old mill has been jailed, and his father, the owner of the building, given a suspended jail sentence following an incident in which a Lithuanian worker died in a fall.

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