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Category: Prosecution

Packaging company fined after worker’s leg injury

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

An Essex-based manufacturing company has been sentenced for safety failings after a forklift truck reversed into a delivery driver’s lower leg, fracturing his ankle.

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Cornwall Council and building company fined for worker’s injuries

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cornwall Council and the father and son partners of a local building company have been fined for breaking safety law after the son was seriously injured in a fall through a fragile roof.

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Cylinder firm fined after worker loses lower leg in explosion

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A worker filling gas cylinders had his leg severed below the knee when a faulty cylinder he was filling exploded at Guardian Gas Ltd, Brynmenyn Industrial Estate, Bridgend.

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Staff exposed to danger by East Yorkshire company

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Hull-based company, which operates worldwide, has been prosecuted for neglecting the safety of its staff after an agency worker had an arm crushed when it was dragged into a machine.

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Firm in court after worker suffered radiation burns

Monday, March 31, 2014

A Hartlepool company has been fined after one of its workers suffered radiation burns while carrying out tests on safety equipment.

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Lancashire recycling firm fined over worker’s injuries

Monday, March 31, 2014

A young worker almost lost his arm when it became trapped in machinery at a recycling plant in Lancashire, a court has heard.

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Developer in court for breaking asbestos safety code

Monday, March 31, 2014

A Bristol property developer has been fined after it exposed employees to asbestos while working on a former Marks and Spencer shop building.

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Portsmouth company in court over asbestos exposure dangers

Monday, March 31, 2014

A Portsmouth demolition firm faced criminal charges in court today (31 March) after stripping more than 50 metres of potentially-deadly asbestos board without a license and potentially putting workers at risk.

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Contractor in court after shopper felled by falling hoardings

Monday, March 31, 2014

A building contractor has been fined after a woman suffered life-changing head injuries when she was hit by a section of fencing that collapsed in a gust of wind.

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Furniture maker in court after trainee’s hand injury

Friday, March 28, 2014

An Essex furniture manufacturer has been fined after a teenage worker suffered severe hand injuries whilst using a panel saw unsupervised.

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Firm fined for workers’ injuries tackling fire

Friday, March 28, 2014

Two workers suffered burns, one seriously, when hot material from an industrial drier hit them as they tried to tackle a fire at a factory in South Wales, a court has heard.

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Lancashire building firm in court over poor working conditions

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Lancashire building firm has been fined for failing to provide basic facilities for its workers for nearly three weeks.

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Roofing firm caught on camera risking lives

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A West London roofing company and its director have been prosecuted after workers were photographed on a house roof without any safety measures to stop them falling to the ground below.

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Company director in court after unsafe gas work

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The owner of a West Midlands supplier of catering equipment has been given a suspended prison sentence and 240 hours of unpaid community work after carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work at two fish bars in East Anglia.

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Prison for gas fitter after work put family in danger

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Derbyshire plumber has been sent to prison after putting his customers’ lives at risk.

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Swindon gas engineer put tenants at risk

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A gas engineer put the tenants of a property at risk by carrying out poor work while undertaking important safety checks, a court heard yesterday (24 March).

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Leicestershire logistics firm sentenced over men’s injuries

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A logistics company, which operates world-wide, has been prosecuted after two Margate employees were left badly injured when they were knocked nearly five metres to the ground.

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Companies fined for cable strike failings

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Two North East companies have been fined after workers were exposed to danger of electrocution when a digger struck an underground cable.

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Court for company after reversing digger injures worker

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Hampshire waste company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was run over by a reversing digger at a yard in Eastleigh.

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Contractor fined after worker is crushed by falling steelwork

Friday, March 21, 2014

A plant hire and dismantling company has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker suffered life changing injuries when steelwork he was dismantling collapsed on top of him.

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