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Category: Prosecution

Security company sentenced for generator death failings

Friday, February 14, 2014

A security company has been fined for safety failings after a lone working security guard was killed by carbon monoxide fumes from a petrol generator.

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Suffolk firm in court after workers exposed to asbestos

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Suffolk window replacement company has been fined after it exposed workers to potentially fatal asbestos material during work to replace window units at a school in Bury St Edmunds.

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Nottinghamshire cold storage company in court after injuries to several workers

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Nottinghamshire cold storage firm has been fined £40,000 for separate health and safety failings after one worker was injured by falling equipment and several others developed a disabling condition of the nerves and joints.

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Safety failures led to fuel tank explosion

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Hampshire contractor, who specialises in decommissioning fuel tanks, has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker was burned while cutting up a disused tank.

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Plant hire firm fined after reversing mini-digger injures workers

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A national plant hire company has been fined for safety failings after two employees were struck and injured by a reversing mini-digger at a North London depot.

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Widnes firm sentenced over tipper truck death

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Widnes-based manufacturer has been fined £100,000 after a worker was crushed to death when a tipper truck overturned.

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Cornish gas fitter left hob in dangerous state

Friday, February 7, 2014

An illegal gas fitter, who was unqualified to carry out work on gas appliances, left a hob he worked on in a dangerous condition, a court heard today (7 February).

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Unregistered gas fitter prosecuted for dangerous work

Friday, February 7, 2014

A gas fitter has been fined after he illegally carried out work to install a gas boiler in a Newquay home.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – latest issue available online

Friday, February 7, 2014

Subscribe today and receive free notifications when new Newsletter editions are published. This edition: major injuries hit an all-time low, the ABC of health and safety, plus ACOPs – updated and simplified.

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Housing trust and two firms fined for potential asbestos risk

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A trust providing housing and care for the elderly and two firms hired to carry out refurbishment work at its premises in Alnwick have been fined after staff and residents were put at risk of exposure to asbestos.

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Firm fined after decorator is seriously injured in stairwell fall

Thursday, February 6, 2014

An Essex construction company has been fined after a self-employed decorator was severely injured in a stairwell fall at a building site in Cambridgeshire.

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Lead poisoning leads to court for stained glass firm owner

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Lincolnshire stained glass artist has been fined after one of his employees suffered severe lead poisoning.

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Document firm fined for step ladder failings

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The UK division of global documents security company Iron Mountain has been fined for safety failings after an employee fractured his arm in a fall from a dangerous step ladder.

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Redditch recycling firm fined £100,000 for worker’s death

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A Redditch recycling company has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was killed by a bale of waste weighing more than a tonne.

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Metal firm owner sentenced for lead exposure failures

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The owner of a Nottinghamshire alloy firm has been sentenced for failing to protect workers from the risks of lead poisoning after three employees became seriously ill.

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Firm fined for unsafe Oxfordshire scaffolds

Monday, February 3, 2014

A scaffolding firm has been fined for dangerous scaffold installations at sites in Wantage and Oxford.

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Firm fined £250,000 over worker fall death at Wythenshawe warehouse

Friday, January 31, 2014

A logistics firm has been fined £250,000 after a worker was killed when he fell through a warehouse roof in Wythenshawe.

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Worker died after fall through roof light

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A scaffolder died when he fell eight metres through a fragile roof light while working on top of a chemical store at a creamery in Cornwall.

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Packaging specialist fined for guarding failings

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The UK division of a global packaging company has been fined for safety failings after a long-serving worker lost a finger in an unguarded chain on a machine.

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Company fined after worker loses finger in unguarded machine

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Birmingham company that manufactures components for the roofing and cladding industry has been fined after an employee had to have part of his finger amputated when it was crushed in an unguarded machine.

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