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Category: Prosecution

Kellingley pit explosion – UK Coal admits safety breach

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The former UK Coal Mining company has today (22 Oct) been sentenced for safety failings that led to an underground pit explosion and the evacuation of more than 200 miners from Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire.

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Safety failings led to fractured skull for new worker

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Driffield roofing company has appeared in court for safety failings after a young worker suffered a fractured skull just weeks after being hired.

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Luton airport fined after Norfolk pensioner’s death

Friday, October 18, 2013

Luton Airport and a design subcontractor have been ordered to pay a total of £372,595 in fines and costs for safety failings after an elderly passenger was killed on a poorly sited pedestrian crossing.

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Sawmill fined after worker’s arm trapped in machine

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Dumfries sawmill has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered severe injuries to his arm when it became trapped in poorly guarded machinery.

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Engineer’s poor work endangered Plymouth pensioner

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Plymouth gas engineer endangered the life of a pensioner by leaving a fire in an unsafe condition, a court has heard.

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Demolition firm fined after floor collapse

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Neath Port Talbot based demolition firm has been fined £30,000 after two of its workers were injured when a mezzanine floor collapsed on them.

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Recycling firm and director sentenced for safety risks to workers

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Corby recycling firm have been fined and its director given a suspended jail sentence for endangering workers after allowing them to operate fork lift trucks without proper training and then ignoring a notice requiring urgent action to address the safety failing.

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Firm fined for vibrating tool failings

Friday, October 18, 2013

An East Sussex worker developed a painful and debilitating nerve condition through prolonged, unrestricted use of vibrating power tools, a court has heard.

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Firm in court over ‘Dickensian’ conditions for Preston workers

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A construction firm has been prosecuted after it allowed subcontractors to carry out refurbishment work on a Grade 2 listed building in Preston for nearly seven weeks without toilets or running water.

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Essex landlord fined for employing illegal gas fitters

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A landlord has been prosecuted for safety failings relating to illegal and dangerous gas work at two properties in Essex.

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Food firm’s safety neglect led to woman’s injury

Thursday, October 17, 2013

An international food manufacturer has been fined after a production worker lost the tip of a finger in an unguarded dough-proving machine at a pizza factory in Harrow.

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Court case for Croydon company

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Croydon company that builds truck bodies has been prosecuted after a worker’s leg was crushed by a pack of six-metre steel sheets weighing almost 4 tonnes when it slid and fell during unloading.

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Fruit company in court after three workers injured

Thursday, October 17, 2013

An Essex-based firm has been fined for repeated safety failings following three separate incidents in which workers were injured after becoming trapped in machinery.

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Chemical company fined after worker injured by fall

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Dumfries company has been fined for safety failings after a 70 year-old worker fell more than four metres from a ladder at the firm’s animal-rendering plant in Motherwell.

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Transport firm owner sentenced following mechanic death

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The owner of a Leicestershire transport company has been sentenced for safety failings after a mechanic was killed during a jacking operation.

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Packaging firm in court for guard failings

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A packaging firm has been fined after a worker severed the tip of a finger on a machine where a safety guard had been deliberately disabled.

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Lincolnshire agricultural firm in court for safety failings

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Lincolnshire agricultural machinery manufacturer has been fined after employees were put at risk of developing asthma through the spraying of a hazardous chemical.

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Firm fined after 200 put at asbestos risk

Monday, October 14, 2013

A North East glass firm has been fined after potentially exposing nearly 200 workers and visitors to dangerous asbestos fibres at its Consett premises.

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Company fined after worker suffers severe burns

Monday, October 14, 2013

A Warwickshire company which manufactures car components has been fined after a worker was burned by caustic soda while leaning over a conveyor.

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Air conditioning firm fined after apprentice falls through ceiling

Monday, October 14, 2013

An air conditioning company has been fined after an apprentice engineer broke his arm when he fell three metres through a fragile plasterboard ceiling.

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