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Category: Prosecution

Kent building firm fined for worker fall

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Kent building maintenance company has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he fell through a fragile garage roof at a site in Bexley.

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Business owner sentenced for customer death failings

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The owner of a Berkshire car maintenance business has been sentenced for safety failings after reversing into and killing a customer in his van.

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Council fined after worker suffered severe life changing injuries

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

South Lanarkshire Council has been fined after a driver suffered severe abdominal crush injuries when he was trapped between the lifting hoist and the side of a refuse vehicle.

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Court for company after safety neglect

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

An engineering firm in Kent has been fined after a worker lost the tip of a finger when his gloved hand got caught in an unguarded drill.

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Firm in court after teenager’s arm crushed in dangerous machinery

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Sheffield teenager with a temporary job at a major glass recycling firm in West Yorkshire had his arm crushed when it was drawn into the unguarded danger zone of a machine, a court has heard.

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Bread factory fined over worker’s hand injury

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Pontypridd bread manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s hand was trapped by moving blades on a dough-cutting machine.

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West Yorkshire firm neglected safety for staff

Monday, December 16, 2013

A Leeds-based company has been fined after it ignored health and safety regulations over several years, leaving several employees with disabling vibration-related disease.

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Northamptonshire firm prosecuted after scaffold collapse

Monday, December 16, 2013

Northamptonshire shoppers were forced to run for safety as a scaffold collapsed and fell some 20 metres towards them, a court has heard.

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Pharmaceuticals firms fined for chemical incidents at Welsh plant

Friday, December 13, 2013

Two Flintshire pharmaceutical firms have been fined for multiple safety and environmental breaches which caused workers’ major health problems and resulted in releases to the environment – including failures to comply with two HSE enforcement notices.

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Construction firm fined after five roofers injured in school steelwork collapse

Friday, December 13, 2013

A Worcestershire construction company has been ordered to pay fines and costs of more than £200,000 after five roofing contractors were seriously injured when a heavy steel canopy for a new secondary school collapsed.

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Illegal gas fitter in the dock over ‘dangerous’ work

Friday, December 13, 2013

An unregistered gas fitter put a Sheffield family in danger when he illegally installed a boiler and left it in an immediately dangerous condition, a court has heard.

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Lincolnshire firm fined for worker fall failings

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Lincolnshire firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee seriously injured his back in a three-metre fall through a fragile roof at a Market Rasen farm.

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Printers fined after worker’s head was trapped in machine

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A major printing company has been fined for serious safety breaches after a worker suffered life threatening injuries when his head became trapped in machinery.

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Staffordshire firm in court after worker shatters arm in dangerous machinery

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Leek company that weaves and dyes webbing for seatbelts and harnesses has been fined after an employee seriously injured his arm in an unguarded machine.

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Port Talbot company in court over worker’s head injuries

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Port Talbot manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered serious injuries when her head became trapped between two machines.

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Shropshire businessman fined for falsifying safety document

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Shropshire businessman, who supplies workplace vehicles and lifting equipment, has been fined for falsifying a safety document for a forklift truck.

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Blackburn skip firm sentenced over young worker’s death

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Blackburn skip hire firm and its owner have been ordered to pay £80,000 in fines and costs after a 21-year-old worker was crushed to death.

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Firm sentenced after worker loses leg in fish tank fall

Monday, December 9, 2013

A Manchester firm has been ordered to pay nearly £90,000 in fines and costs after an employee was crushed by a giant fish tank that toppled off a forklift truck.

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Builder sentenced over colleague’s fall

Monday, December 9, 2013

A building worker suffered life-changing injuries in a fall after a colleague loosened a scaffolding guardrail which later gave way, a court has heard today (9 Dec).  

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Cornish tractor sales firm fined for worker’s injuries

Friday, December 6, 2013

An agricultural vehicle sales company has been fined for breaking safety legislation after an employee received multiple skull fractures in a fall at work.

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