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Category: Prosecution

Firm fined for not insuring employees

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A kitchen and bedroom furniture manufacturer from Corby has been fined for failing to insure its employees against liability for injury or disease.

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Trafford contractor fined £145k over worker’s death

Monday, October 31, 2011

A Trafford firm has been fined £145,000 after an employee plunged ten metres through a fragile roof onto a concrete floor, and died two years later from his injuries.

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Suffolk firm fined after worker crushed to death

Monday, October 31, 2011

A factory worker was killed when his neck was crushed by a pneumatic hatch on a pet food mixing machine, a court heard today.

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Merthyr company fined over Legionella risk

Monday, October 31, 2011

A Merthyr Tydfil-based recycling company has been fined for failing to take appropriate measures to control the risk of exposure of its workers and the public to the potentially fatal Legionella bacteria.

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Property firm sentenced after worker exposed to asbestos

Friday, October 28, 2011

A Cardiff letting agent has been sentenced after a handyman was exposed to asbestos-containing material while carrying out work on a client’s property.

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Plastic bag firm prosecuted over worker’s finger loss

Friday, October 28, 2011

A factory worker in Greater Manchester lost two fingers in a machine used to punch handles in plastic bags, a court has heard.

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Roofer fined after fatal fall from height

Friday, October 28, 2011

A roof worker has been fined after a man fell to his death in Leicester. Landlord Trevor Hall, 65, of Willoughby Road, Countesthorpe, died after falling around 3.5 metres through a fragile roof light at premises he owned in Saffron Road, Leicester on 8 March 2010.

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Oldham roofer caught on camera putting lives at risk

Friday, October 28, 2011

An Oldham roofer has appeared in court after he and another worker were caught on camera balancing dangerously on a house roof.

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Leicester firm fined after death of worker

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Leicester manufacturer of quarrying plant and equipment has been fined after a worker was crushed between two nine-metre steel structures which were being lifted with an overhead travelling crane.

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Workers exposed to deadly asbestos fibres

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A building contractor has been sentenced after its workers were exposed to potentially deadly asbestos fibres during refurbishment work at premises in Swansea.

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Cardiff gas fitter fined for working without registration

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A gas fitter installed a boiler in a domestic property despite not being Gas Safe registered.

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Animal feed firm in court over worker’s hand injury

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Lancashire firm which produces animal feed has appeared in court after a worker’s hand was trapped in machinery at a Clitheroe factory.

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Chicken Company fined £230,000 after workers loses most of his hand

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A major European food business producing raw and prepared chicken products has been fined a total of £230,000 after two incidents at its Suffolk factory, one of which led to an employee losing four fingers, part of his thumb and some of the palm of his right hand.

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Stonemason ‘as seen on TV’ is prosecuted

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Cambridgeshire stonemasonry business has been fined over dangerous stone dust after the firm appeared on a BBC television programme.

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South Tyneside manufacturer fined after workers exposed to hazardous fumes

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A South Tyneside company has been prosecuted for putting workers’ health at risk by exposing them to known hazardous fumes.

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Food firm sentenced over Wigan worker’s injuries

Friday, October 21, 2011

A food processing firm has been sentenced after one of its employees suffered serious injuries to her arm at a Wigan factory.

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Illegal gas fitter receives two-year prison sentence

Thursday, October 20, 2011

An Accrington man who falsely claimed he was a registered gas engineer has been sent to prison for two years for endangering people’s lives at two properties in Lancashire, including a baby boy.

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Louth man fined after joiner injured in scaffold fall

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A man from Louth has been fined after a joiner broke his leg falling from scaffolding when a bus collided with the structure that had been built out over the road in the town.

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Exeter firm fined over worker’s injury

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A visiting worker suffered severe leg injuries when he was hit by a reversing telehandler vehicle at a waste transfer site near Exeter.

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Cemex fined after man killed in explosion

Monday, October 17, 2011

A multinational cement firm has been fined £200,000 following the death of a worker in an explosion at its Rugby premises.

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