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Category: Prosecution

Companies fined £450,000 after driver dies in roadworks

Friday, February 22, 2013

Two companies have been ordered to pay a total of £650,000 in fines and costs after a member of the public was killed in a collision in roadworks on the A50 near Uttoxeter.

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Trucker’s narrow escape after striking overhead power line

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Merseyside trucker could have been killed when his vehicle hit an 11,000 volt overhead power line as he tipped fertiliser onto farmland in Maghull, a court has heard.

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Building owner fined for asbestos exposure

Thursday, February 21, 2013

An industrial property owner has been prosecuted for exposing untrained workers to dangerous asbestos fibres following a series of failings at a building in Newport.

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Surrey firm fined for worker fall

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Surrey carpentry firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker fractured his skull when he fell through a roof light at a construction site in Cobham.

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Father and son prosecuted for illegal gas work

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A father and son from Crewe have been prosecuted for carrying out illegal gas fitting work.

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Brick firm breaks safety law

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A West Yorkshire brick making firm has been prosecuted after safety failings at its factory led to a worker losing a thumb and having his hand almost severed in a poorly-guarded press machine.

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Worker’s crushed hand puts sweet company in court

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Northampton sweet maker has been fined for safety breaches after a worker’s hand was crushed in machinery.

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Company fined for dangerous excavation

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Kent construction company has been fined for unsafe excavation work at a building site in Rochester.

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Safety failings led to worker’s injury

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A former Gateshead firm has been sentenced after an employee had two fingers broken when her hand was drawn into the dangerous moving parts of a large stitching machine.

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Fairground owner in court after 12-year-old falls from ride

Friday, February 15, 2013

A fairground owner has appeared in court after a 12-year-old girl was badly injured when she fell from a ride at Lostock Hall Carnival near Preston.

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Wearside firm fined after repeatedly putting workers at risk

Friday, February 15, 2013

A Wearside engineering firm has been fined for endangering workers by allowing them to use machinery on which vital safety devices had been disabled.

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Halifax worker left disabled by crush injuries

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A West Yorkshire firm has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was left with life-threatening injuries when a 6.5 tonnes steel beam toppled onto his back.

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Corby paper firm fined for worker’s death

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Corby paper manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker was killed when racking collapsed and heavy boxes landed on top of her.

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Construction firm fined for dangerous site

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A construction firm has been fined for exposing workers to risks of falling from height and other safety failings at a site in Newcastle city centre.

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Chimney sweep fined for pensioner’s death

Monday, February 11, 2013

A chimney sweep has been sentenced after his failure to remove a bird’s nest blocking a chimney flue led to the death of a pensioner in his South Wales home.

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Suffolk farm fined after worker injured

Monday, February 11, 2013

A Suffolk farming partnership has been fined after a worker was injured when his arm was caught in the machinery of a bird feeding line.

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Crisp producer fined for safety failings at Newport factory

Monday, February 11, 2013

Crisp manufacturer Sirhowy Valley Foods has been fined after an employee lost his thumb in an unguarded machine at its factory in Crumlin, Newport.

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Scaffolder fined after woman injured by unguarded metal pole

Monday, February 11, 2013

A self-employed scaffolder has been fined after a member of the public suffered head injuries after walking into an unguarded metal pole.

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Textile manufacturer sentenced over worker’s death

Monday, February 11, 2013

A West Yorkshire textile firm has been ordered to pay more than £115,000 in fines and costs for safety breaches that led to a worker being crushed and killed by a falling stack of rag bales.

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Guarding failures left pensioner with life-threatening injuries at wood yard

Monday, February 11, 2013

A 73-year-old worker at a Norfolk wood yard was left with life-threatening and life-changing injuries that could have been prevented had the log splitter he was using been better configured and guarded, a court has heard.

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