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Category: Prosecution

Berkshire contractor prosecuted for guard rail failure

Monday, June 11, 2012

A building firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a decorator was seriously injured when he fell through a substandard guard rail at a housing development in Reading.

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Metal polishing firm fined after workers hurt

Friday, June 8, 2012

A West Midlands metal polishing firm has been fined after two workers were injured in separate incidents just five months apart involving inadequately guarded machinery.

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Cowes boatyard admits blame for worker’s fall

Thursday, June 7, 2012

An internationally-known Isle of Wight boat builder has been prosecuted for neglecting safety precautions after a worker fell from wooden staging set up around a boat while it was being refurbished.

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Forklift driver’s lucky escape at Hemel warehouse

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A forklift truck driver could have been seriously injured or even killed when the vehicle he was operating overturned at a warehouse in Hemel Hempstead, a court has been told.

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Multinational recycling firm prosecuted over worker’s death

Friday, June 1, 2012

Recycling company SITA UK Ltd has been fined £200,000 after a 21-year-old employee died from head injuries at its paper baling site in Tipton.

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Wirral roofer prosecuted after lives put at risk

Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Wirral roofer has been prosecuted after he allowed a labourer to use a lit gas burner on a house roof without any measures in place to stop him being injured in a fall.

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Wakefield landlord in court for flouting gas safety

Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Wakefield landlord has been fined after ignoring repeated warnings to have gas appliances at his rented property checked for safety.

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Suffolk roofer caught on camera risking lives

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The director of a Suffolk roofing firm has been sentenced for safety failings after he was caught on camera using a power tool while balancing on the ridge of a house roof.

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TV ‘Rogue Trader’ in court again for botched gas work

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A convicted plumber who left a series of householders at risk from his illegal gas work was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court today for putting more lives in danger.

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Feed firm is fined for driver’s injuries in lorry fall

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Devon firm has been prosecuted after a driver suffered severe injuries when he fell from the top of a lorry onto a concrete floor while removing the cover from his load at a Wiltshire feed mill.

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Equipment supplier fined after County Durham worker’s hand severed

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A worker from County Durham had his hand severed while carrying out maintenance on glass cutting machinery a court heard.

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Illegal North Somerset gasman lied about credentials

Monday, May 28, 2012

A Clevedon man has been prosecuted for illegally installing a gas boiler and flue at a property at Severn Beach, Bristol, while not registered with CORGI, the then industry body.

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Firm fined after worker burned in gas pipe fire

Monday, May 28, 2012

A demolition firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered serious burns when a gas pipe ignited in his face.

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Fines imposed following scaffolding fall death

Monday, May 28, 2012

A firm, its director and a supervisor have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker died from injuries sustained in a fall from scaffolding at a construction site in East Sussex.

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Developer in court after shopworkers cheat death following building collapse

Friday, May 25, 2012

A Sheffield property developer has been fined for dangerous safety failings after a building partly collapsed and sent tonnes of rubble through a neighbouring shop roof – just missing two shopworkers.

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West Yorkshire company’s safety failure leads to fine

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Keighley firm has been fined £15,000 for a serious safety breach after a worker severed three fingers in a machine with rotating spikes.

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Telford firm fined after worker’s hand is severely injured

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A sand and gravel supplier has been fined for safety failings after an employee had three tendons in his hand severed.

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Cheltenham machine operator injured after safety mechanism is disabled

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A component engineering company in Cheltenham has been fined after an employee suffered head injuries on a machine that had a safety mechanism deliberately disabled.

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Farm owner fined after overlooking legal requirements

Friday, May 18, 2012

The owner of a Bedfordshire farm has been prosecuted for failing to complete legally required documentation in relation to safe working near overhead power cables.

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Waste company prosecuted after worker loses arm

Friday, May 18, 2012

A waste management and recycling company has been fined for safety failings after a worker lost most of his arm on an unguarded conveyor system at a Kent quarry.

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