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Category: Prosecution

Poor construction site management lands firm in court

Friday, March 9, 2012

An Edgware-based construction company and its director have been fined after carrying out unsafe demolition and construction work at a house in Surrey.

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Wells cathedral school fined after loft hatch fall

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wells Cathedral School has been fined after one of its employees fell two and half metres through a loft hatch, breaking a shoulder blade and hitting her head.

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Contracting firm and director fined after worker receives electric shock

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Hertfordshire contracting company and its managing director have been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker received an electric shock from a live junction box during poorly planned maintenance work in London.

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Two Leeds firms in court over worker’s crush injuries

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A construction worker had both legs broken when a 22-tonne excavator reversed over him on a building site in Leeds, a court has heard.

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Council fined after worker loses arm in wood chipper

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Durham County Council has been prosecuted for safety failings after a grounds-man’s arm was severed in a wood chipper machine.

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Failure to identify asbestos put workers at risk

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Cardiff company has been fined for putting the health of demolition workers at risk after a building survey failed to identify the presence of asbestos.

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Worker suffers multiple fractures at international paper firm

Monday, March 5, 2012

An international supplier of paper and packaging has been fined after an employee suffered breaks to his arm and ribs in machinery at a Lincolnshire factory.

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Fines after workers exposed to asbestos

Friday, March 2, 2012

An Ammanford-based knitwear company and a cladding firm site foreman have been fined for putting workers and visitors at risk of exposure to asbestos.

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Worker seriously burned after cutting through 11,000 volt cable in Worcester

Friday, March 2, 2012

Two companies have been fined after a demolition worker was engulfed in flames when he cut through a live 11,000 volt cable at an electricity substation in Worcester.

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Friday, March 2, 2012

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Film company fined after cameraman hurt on set

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A production company has been fined after a cameraman fell more than three metres from the set of a forthcoming major film, when he fell through an opening in the floor.

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London manufacturer fined for major safety breaches

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A manufacturing company based in Uxbridge has been fined for a series of health and safety breaches which put its employees at risk.

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Leading horse trainer in court after worker’s fall

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The owner of racing stables in North Yorkshire has been prosecuted after a yard worker fell more than three metres through a skylight in a stable block.

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Fall from height leads to fines

Monday, February 27, 2012

Two Nottingham companies have been fined after a worker fell more than nine metres, injuring his back. The 38-year-old employee of M-tech Engineering Limited fell from a mobile tower scaffold being used to install a steel staircase.

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Company fined after worker sustains serious burns

Monday, February 27, 2012

An employee of an Oxfordshire-based engineering company sustained life-threatening burns after striking a high voltage electric cable during construction work on the new Crossrail railway.

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Yorkshire trailer firm fined £100,000 over driver’s death

Monday, February 27, 2012

A worker died when a six-metre steel machine landed on top of him after it was dislodged from overhead brackets at a factory in East Yorkshire.

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Llanelli construction firm fined over worker’s injury

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Llanelli construction firm has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a concrete beam.

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Gust of wind blows worker off top of shipping container

Friday, February 24, 2012

A food manufacturing firm has been fined after a worker was blown off the top of a shipping container while moving corrugated metal sheets.

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Fife company fined after lathe crushes worker’s leg

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Fife engineering company has been fined £10,000 after a lathe weighing more than a tonne toppled onto a worker’s leg.

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Workers exposed to asbestos at Redditch industrial unit

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Redditch freight firm, its managing director and a Birmingham contractor have been prosecuted for putting at least 20 people at risk of lung disease from asbestos fibres.

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