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Category: Prosecution

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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Leisure centre operator fined after child suffered burns

Friday, December 6, 2013

The operator of an Essex leisure centre has been fined after a two and a half year-old boy suffered severe burns in the changing area of the centre’s swimming pool.

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Dorset firm fined after Christmas crane collapse

Friday, December 6, 2013

A Dorset-based property developer has been told to pay a total of £97,681 after residents living near one of its construction sites in Essex were evacuated when a 45 metre crane jib collapsed.

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International manufacturer fined after worker is impaled

Thursday, December 5, 2013

One of the world’s largest producers of adhesives for the construction industry has been fined after a worker died when he was pinned against a forklift truck by a reversing lorry in Halesowen.

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Roofer fined after photo shows unsafe work

Thursday, December 5, 2013

A roofer has been fined for putting workers in danger after they were photographed on top of a North West London home without any protection against falling.

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Timber firm fined after worker’s fingers severed

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Lincolnshire timber company has been fined after an employee severed three fingers in an unguarded roller conveyor.

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Poole Worker Seriously Injured in Warehouse Roof Fall

Friday, November 29, 2013

Two men have been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell through a fragile warehouse roof in Poole.

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Workers’ acid burns lead to court for chemical firm

Friday, November 29, 2013

An international chemical company has been prosecuted after three workers suffered acid burns when pipework at its plant near Southampton ruptured, sending a jet of sulphuric acid 20 metres into the air.

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Gas fitter sentenced after Manchester pensioner sustains severe burns

Friday, November 29, 2013

A gas fitter has received a suspended prison sentence and curfew, and been ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid community work, after a pensioner suffered severe burns in a gas explosion at his home in Manchester.

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Castleford worker fears for future after losing fingers in machinery

Friday, November 29, 2013

A worker had two fingers pulled from their sockets as he cleaned a silo because of a badly-guarded machine, a court has been told.

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Joinery company and director fined for safety failings

Friday, November 29, 2013

A London joinery firm and a company director have been fined for multiple safety breaches that put employees at risk.

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