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Category: Prosecution

Gas engineers fined over carbon monoxide poisoning in Cardiff

Friday, November 4, 2011

An engineer called in to investigate a gas leak in an office block was nearly killed by carbon monoxide poisoning following faulty work on a boiler.

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Gas explosion injury at Macclesfield Town’s training ground

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Cheshire builder has appeared in court after a worker was badly burned in a gas explosion at Macclesfield Town’s training ground.

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Industrial waste firm in court after forklift hits worker

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Trafford firm, which treats industrial waste, has appeared in court after one of its employees suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a forklift truck.

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Vehicle recovery firm fined for breaking prohibition notice

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Barking-based vehicle recovery business has been fined for using a forklift truck after being served with a Prohibition Notice preventing its use.

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Firm fined for unsafe roof work

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Three roofers were spotted working on top of a Nottingham cash and carry store without any safety equipment by a passing Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector, a court heard.

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Engineering firm fined for safety breaches

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A precision engineering company has been fined for failing to prevent access to dangerous parts on one of its machines, even after several warnings at its site in Hailsham, East Sussex

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Firm fined for not insuring employees

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A kitchen and bedroom furniture manufacturer from Corby has been fined for failing to insure its employees against liability for injury or disease.

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Trafford contractor fined £145k over worker’s death

Monday, October 31, 2011

A Trafford firm has been fined £145,000 after an employee plunged ten metres through a fragile roof onto a concrete floor, and died two years later from his injuries.

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Suffolk firm fined after worker crushed to death

Monday, October 31, 2011

A factory worker was killed when his neck was crushed by a pneumatic hatch on a pet food mixing machine, a court heard today.

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Merthyr company fined over Legionella risk

Monday, October 31, 2011

A Merthyr Tydfil-based recycling company has been fined for failing to take appropriate measures to control the risk of exposure of its workers and the public to the potentially fatal Legionella bacteria.

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Property firm sentenced after worker exposed to asbestos

Friday, October 28, 2011

A Cardiff letting agent has been sentenced after a handyman was exposed to asbestos-containing material while carrying out work on a client’s property.

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Plastic bag firm prosecuted over worker’s finger loss

Friday, October 28, 2011

A factory worker in Greater Manchester lost two fingers in a machine used to punch handles in plastic bags, a court has heard.

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Roofer fined after fatal fall from height

Friday, October 28, 2011

A roof worker has been fined after a man fell to his death in Leicester. Landlord Trevor Hall, 65, of Willoughby Road, Countesthorpe, died after falling around 3.5 metres through a fragile roof light at premises he owned in Saffron Road, Leicester on 8 March 2010.

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Oldham roofer caught on camera putting lives at risk

Friday, October 28, 2011

An Oldham roofer has appeared in court after he and another worker were caught on camera balancing dangerously on a house roof.

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Leicester firm fined after death of worker

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Leicester manufacturer of quarrying plant and equipment has been fined after a worker was crushed between two nine-metre steel structures which were being lifted with an overhead travelling crane.

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Workers exposed to deadly asbestos fibres

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A building contractor has been sentenced after its workers were exposed to potentially deadly asbestos fibres during refurbishment work at premises in Swansea.

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Cardiff gas fitter fined for working without registration

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A gas fitter installed a boiler in a domestic property despite not being Gas Safe registered.

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Animal feed firm in court over worker’s hand injury

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Lancashire firm which produces animal feed has appeared in court after a worker’s hand was trapped in machinery at a Clitheroe factory.

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Chicken Company fined £230,000 after workers loses most of his hand

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A major European food business producing raw and prepared chicken products has been fined a total of £230,000 after two incidents at its Suffolk factory, one of which led to an employee losing four fingers, part of his thumb and some of the palm of his right hand.

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Stonemason ‘as seen on TV’ is prosecuted

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Cambridgeshire stonemasonry business has been fined over dangerous stone dust after the firm appeared on a BBC television programme.

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