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Category: Prosecution

Firm fined after worker falls into sewage well

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A West Midlands company has been fined after a worker fell and slid seven metres into sewage well in Halesowen.

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Ribble Valley firm prosecuted for unsafe scaffolding

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The lives of several construction workers were put at risk as they worked on unsafe scaffolding at a farm in the Ribble Valley, a court has heard.

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Local authority prosecuted after disabled boy nearly drowned

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Essex County Council has been fined for safety failings after a child with severe learning and physical disabilities almost drowned in his school’s swimming pool.

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Care home provider fined after elderly resident died following fall

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A South Lanarkshire care home provider has been fined after an elderly resident died after breaking her neck in a fall.

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Construction company ignored vital safety warnings

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A building firm put the lives of its employees and nearby residents at risk after repeatedly ignoring safety warnings on a redevelopment project in Bristol city centre.

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Worker suffers life changing condition after company ignores ozone danger

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Kegworth soft drinks manufacturer has been fined after a contractor was exposed to ozone gas while servicing a UV light system in a plant room.

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Lancaster textile firm in court over employee’s injuries

Friday, November 9, 2012

A fabric printing firm in Lancaster has appeared in court after an employee suffered injuries to his hand when it was dragged between two rollers running at full speed.

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Defence company sentenced over explosion death

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wallop Defence Systems Ltd (WDS) has been ordered to pay £376,000 in fines and costs for safety failings that caused a fatal explosion at its Hampshire factory.

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Notts company prosecuted after worker loses finger ends

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Nottingham firm that provides processing support for the brewing and food industries has been prosecuted for safety failures after a worker had four finger ends severed on a poorly guarded machine.

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North Devon plumber fraudulently claimed to be registered gas fitter

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A North Devon plumber who fraudulently claimed to be a registered gas fitter has received a suspended prison sentence and tagging order preventing him from leaving his home after 8pm.

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Aerospace firm fined after employee burns eyelid with caustic soda

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

An aerospace company has been fined for safety failings after an Essex worker injured his eye whilst cleaning out a tank containing caustic soda.

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Life-changing injuries for worker in scaffold fall

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A scaffolding company and its director have been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries in a 2.5 metre fall from a scaffold platform at a property in Kent.

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School fined after pupil hurt in design and technology lesson

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Solihull school has been fined after an 11-year-old pupil suffered serious hand injuries in a design and technology lesson.

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Cheltenham demolition firm fined for illegal asbestos removal

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Cheltenham demolition company has been prosecuted after exposing its own workers to dangerous asbestos fibres and illegally removing asbestos waste from a property in Gloucester.

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Gas fitter’s shoddy work threatened lives

Friday, November 2, 2012

A Brixham gas fitter has been fined after falsely claiming to be registered gas engineer and leaving work he carried out in a dangerous condition.

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Salad company in safety prosecution

Friday, November 2, 2012

An East Yorkshire firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker fell more than four metres through a greenhouse roof.

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Firms sentenced after worker left with permanent injury

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A building company and a decorating firm have been fined after a Birmingham worker suffered multiple injuries when he plummeted more than seven metres through a skylight.

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Health and safety statistics 2011/12

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Latest release – health and safety statistics 2011/12 presenting the latest top level statistics on work-related ill health, workplace fatalities and injuries, and enforcement in Great Britain.

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Balfour Beatty prosecuted for safety failings at Plymouth Life Centre

Monday, October 29, 2012

Construction giant Balfour Beatty has been fined for safety failings after an unsupported floor deck collapsed during work at the Plymouth Life Centre. Two workers fell two-and-a-half metres in the incident on 8 July last year, although both escaped with only minor injuries.

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Firm fined after teenage apprentice loses four fingers on machine

Monday, October 29, 2012

A teenage apprentice lost four fingers on a poorly guarded tube-expanding machine while helping a worker who was not trained or authorised to use it, a court heard today (29 October).

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