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Category: Prosecution

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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Cheshire manufacturer sentenced over finger loss

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Macclesfield firm has appeared in court after one of its employees lost two fingers in machinery.

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Property manager fined for asbestos failings

Friday, February 17, 2012

A property manager from Cardiff has been fined for failing to properly manage the risks from asbestos at one of his premises.

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Automotive component manufacturer fined after worker loses fingers

Friday, February 17, 2012

A firm specialising in manufacturing rubber components for the automotive industry has been prosecuted after a worker suffered disabling hand injuries.

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Gas engineer left pub kitchen at risk

Friday, February 17, 2012

A gas engineer from Ascot has been fined for work he carried out on a commercial catering gas installation in a local pub, despite not being registered for such work.

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Owner fined for girl’s fall from funfair ride in Birmingham

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A fairground owner from Nottingham has been sentenced after a 12-year-old girl injured her leg when she was thrown from a faulty ride in Birmingham.

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Vehicle repair firm in court over Manchester roof death

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A vehicle repair firm has been sentenced over the death of a man who fell through a fragile garage roof in Manchester.

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Dorset firm fined after worker’s arm was crushed in machinery

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A man had his arm crushed while trying to feed metal sheeting through machinery, Bournemouth Crown Court heard today.

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London construction company fined after worker badly injured

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A construction company in Harrow has been fined after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he fell seven metres from an unguarded roof.

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St Helens man sentenced over gas explosion

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Managing Director of a St Helens gas supply firm has appeared in court after he and an employee suffered multiple burns in an explosion.

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Council in court after respite resident scalded

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Isle of Wight Council has been fined £12,000 after an elderly resident staying in respite care was seriously scalded at a care home in Freshwater.

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Illegal Gloucestershire gasman lied about credentials

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Gloucestershire man has been prosecuted for carrying out remedial gas work at a restaurant in Cheltenham while falsely claiming to be registered with Gas Safe Register.

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Landlord prosecuted for putting students at risk

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Glasgow GP has given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay costs after failing to maintain a gas boiler at a student flat he owned in Oxford.

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Bus company prosecuted after worker is crushed

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A tour bus operator has been fined after a mechanical engineer suffered serious injuries while working underneath one of its vehicles.

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