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Category: Prosecution

Demolition contractor fined for unsafe work at height

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A self-employed demolition contractor has been fined after members of the public reported workers operating unsafely at roof height during the demolition of a Derbyshire pub.

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Solvent company prosecuted for decanting failures

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Doncaster solvent company has been fined after an unsafe decanting operation caused a huge fire that engulfed its Harworth base.

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Firm fined after worker run over by digger

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A construction company has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was run over by a seven tonne digger in Mansfield.

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Excavator driver sentenced after worker severely injured on first day

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Nottinghamshire demolition company and one of its employees have appeared in court after a worker suffered severe injuries when he was hit by a falling excavator bucket on his first day on site.

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Essex truck firm in court over life-changing injuries

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

An Essex firm has been prosecuted after one of its employees suffered life-changing injuries when he fell from a stepladder while spray-painting a lorry.

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Food supplier fined after neglecting worker safety

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A national fruit and vegetable wholesaler has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker lost the tip of her finger at a processing plant in Hayes.

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Builder paralysed after fall from roof

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Lincolnshire farming business has been fined after a building contractor was left paralysed when he fell through a barn roof.

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Cornish firm fined following excavation plunge

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A member of the public sustained spinal injuries and a fractured skull after he plunged 15 feet into an open excavation that had been left unprotected by workmen.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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Firm fined after incorrect machine set up caused injury to worker

Monday, October 1, 2012

An Essex packaging company has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered a badly bruised hand because the machine he was working on had been incorrectly set up.

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Brewer fined for ignoring safety warning

Monday, October 1, 2012

A microbrewery has been sentenced for failing to take sufficient action to prevent unsafe work at height and improve manual handling at its Marsh Gibbon production plant.

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Wiltshire man jailed for fraud and illegal gas work

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Salisbury man has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for falsely claiming to be qualified to carry out work on gas appliances at a string of properties in Wiltshire.

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Morecambe landlord in court over gas safety risk

Monday, October 1, 2012

A property landlord has appeared in court after he failed to arrange for annual gas safety checks to be carried out at three flats in Morecambe.

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St Helens recycling firm sentenced over worker’s death

Friday, September 28, 2012

A recycling company has been ordered to pay £240,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed at a St Helens factory.

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Barking garage fined for dangerous repair work

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Barking garage has been prosecuted for allowing workers to continue using unsafe electrical equipment for car repairs.

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Gas leak leads to prosecution

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

National Grid Gas PLC has been fined after gas leaked into a Halesowen home.

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Yorkshire ice cream maker in court

Monday, September 24, 2012

A North Yorkshire ice cream manufacturer has been sentenced after a factory worker had his forearm broken when it got caught in a conveyor belt.

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Salford firm sentenced over canal boat death

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Salford firm has been fined £50,000 over the death of a canal boat owner at a dry dock on the Bridgewater Canal.

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Tyneside firm fined after worker suffers toxic chemical burns

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Tyneside firm has been fined after a worker was soaked with a concentrated, corrosive chemical and suffered serious burns.

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Redhill company fined £167,000 over worker’s death

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Redhill-based construction company has been ordered to pay £210,000 in fines and costs after an employee died following an explosion on a construction site in central London. The explosion occurred following damage to an 11,000 volt live cable within an excavation.

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