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Category: Prosecution

Firm fined after worker injured at waste site

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Staffordshire environmental waste company has been fined after an employee was crushed by a reversing vehicle.

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Dairy firm sentenced over explosion at Allerdale factory

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A national dairy firm has been sentenced following a major explosion at its cheese factory in Cumbria.

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Landlord prosecuted for endangering lives

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A landlord has been handed a suspended jail sentence for endangering lives after a mother, her partner and her eight-year-old daughter were poisoned by carbon monoxide at a flat in Lewisham.

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Timber building company fined after worker’s fall at Shropshire school

Friday, August 10, 2012

A company which makes modular timber buildings has been fined after an employee suffered multiple injuries falling from a canopy at a Shropshire school.

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Hertfordshire property developer prosecuted after workers put at risk

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A property developer has been fined after the routine inspection of a construction site discovered safety failings that endangered the lives of workers.

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Sheffield landlords put tenant’s life at risk

Monday, August 6, 2012

Two Sheffield landlords have been handed suspended jail sentences after dangerous defects were found on every gas appliance at a house they rented out to a young woman.

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Construction company fined over multiple safety failings

Monday, August 6, 2012

An Ammanford construction company has been fined after a routine inspection at one of its sites revealed a number of dangerous failings.

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Firms fined for workmen’s four storey plunge down lift shaft

Friday, August 3, 2012

Three companies were ordered to pay a total of £232,000 in fines and costs after two workers on an Exeter building site suffered severe injuries when the platform they were working on collapsed and fell four storeys down a lift shaft.

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Joiner ordered to do community service after unsafe gas installation caused explosion

Friday, August 3, 2012

A self-employed joiner has been sentenced to 300 hours of community service after a gas cooker he illegally installed exploded, severely injuring two householders and causing more than £580,000 worth of damage to four properties.

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Steel company fined £500,000 after worker died from fall into liquid waste

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Global steel company Tata was fined £500,000 for serious safety breaches today after a worker died when he fell into a channel carrying slag waste at 1,500 degrees Celsius when covers had been removed for maintenance and not replaced.

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Port berth operator fined after worker’s legs amputated

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A berth operator at an Essex Port has been fined £20,000 for safety failings after an employee had both legs amputated after they were crushed by a cargo container.

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Bricklayer’s fall puts Berkshire builders in court

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A construction and design company in Berkshire has been prosecuted for safety failings after a bricklayer was seriously injured when he fell three metres through a skylight opening in a flat roof.

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Council fined after subcontractor suffers severe crush injuries

Monday, July 30, 2012

Dumfries and Galloway Council has been fined after a subcontractor suffered severe crush injuries when a tar tipper lorry reversed into a paver machine he was driving while carrying out road repairs.

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Firm fined after worker hurt in fall

Monday, July 30, 2012

A beef supplier has been fined after a worker fractured his spine and heel bone after falling during dangerous work at height at a Lincoln abattoir.

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Welsh chemical firm fined over dangerous substances

Friday, July 27, 2012

A Deeside based chemical company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for failing to comply with three Improvement Notices.

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Cheltenham retailer and contractor prosecuted after asbestos exposure

Friday, July 27, 2012

A Cheltenham contractor and a retailer have been prosecuted after a construction worker was exposed to asbestos during a refurbishment project.

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Construction company fined over near-death fall

Friday, July 27, 2012

A Surrey construction company was today (27 July) ordered to pay £160,000 in fines and costs after a worker narrowly escaped death when he was caught in a collapse of nine tonnes of steel and concrete.

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Recycling firm fined after worker breaks arm

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Birmingham metal recycling company has been prosecuted after a worker trapped and broke his arm in an unguarded conveyor belt.

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Two firms fined after South Shields worker injured

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Two firms have been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a pipe and fell from a stepladder.

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Firm fined after worker suffers serious burns

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Nottinghamshire die-casting firm has been fined after an employee suffered severe burns when he fell into a furnace.

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