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Category: Prosecution

Northumberland firm and two directors fined after death of worker

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Northumberland firm and two of its directors have been sentenced for safety failings after a teenage worker died following a fall from a barn roof.

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Local authority prosecuted for gas safety failings

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has been fined £83,600 for failing to arrange annual safety checks on gas appliances in tenanted accommodation.

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Builder fined for dangerous construction site

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Lincolnshire builder has been fined after a spot check by the Health and Safety Executive revealed his construction site was unsafe.

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Engineering firm prosecuted after workers fall from height

Monday, July 9, 2012

A vehicle engineering, design and testing firm has been fined after two employees were injured when they fell from a platform.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

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Stockport firm in court after employee severs fingers

Friday, July 6, 2012

A Stockport engineering firm has been prosecuted after one of its employees lost four fingers on his left hand when they were crushed in machinery.

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Care company fined for resident’s fatal fall at Buckfastleigh home

Friday, July 6, 2012

A nursing home failed to ensure the safety of an elderly, blind, wheelchair-bound resident who died after falling down a flight of stairs.

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Cheshire manufacturer fined over severed finger

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Cheshire firm which makes large steel containers has been sentenced after one of its employees lost part of a finger at a factory in Ellesmere Port.

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Warehouse workers could have been killed

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Three Wirral employees could have been killed if they had fallen while carrying out work to a warehouse roof in Birkenhead, a court has heard.

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Bacon curing firm fined after worker’s fingers severed

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A Walsall bacon curing company has been fined after an employee lost three fingers while operating machinery.

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Illegal gas fitter prosecuted for endangering lives

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

An illegal gas fitter has been prosecuted for endangering lives by undertaking potentially lethal work at a property in Colchester.

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Company sentenced for storage failings after worker is killed by stone slabs

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

An Essex granite manufacturer has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was crushed to death by stone slabs weighing three tonnes.

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Worker’s injury leads to court case for firm

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A North Yorkshire firm has been fined after a worker became trapped by the head and neck in a packaging machine at its factory in Whitley Bridge, near Selby.

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Council fined after pensioner killed by reversing bin lorry

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bassetlaw District Council has been fined after a member of the public was killed by a reversing bin lorry.

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Roof fall lands East Yorkshire farm owner in court

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

An East Yorkshire farm owner has been fined for a serious breach of safety law after a 20-year-old worker suffered severe injuries when he fell 4.5 metres through a roof light.

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Council-owned firm fined after worker receives electric shock

Monday, July 2, 2012

Swindon Commercial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swindon Borough Council, has been fined after an agency employee received an electric shock whilst securing fencing at a play area.

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Council fined after failing to manage asbestos at Teesside site

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Teesside council has been fined for putting workers at risk of exposure to asbestos during clearance work of premises in Stockton prior to demolition.

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Construction firms sentenced over worker’s fatal fall

Friday, June 29, 2012

Two construction companies have been fined a total of £301,000 after a worker fell 22 metres to his death in Manchester.

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Two firms fined for Telford incident

Friday, June 29, 2012

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after an employee lost three fingers and part of his thumb.

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Company boss fined after worker left paralysed

Friday, June 29, 2012

A demolition boss has been prosecuted after a worker was left paralysed following a fall from the roof of a Sunderland pub.

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