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Category: Prosecution

Church fined after worker paralysed in fall

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A church council in South Kensington has been prosecuted for safety failings after a self-employed joiner was left paralysed when he fell from the balcony of St Paul’s church in Onslow Square.

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Construction firm fined for repeatedly ignoring safety warnings

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A construction company has been fined for continuing unsafe working practices at a site in Upper Norwood, Croydon, after repeatedly ignoring safety warnings.

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Unregistered gas installer put lives at risk

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

An unregistered gas fitter has been prosecuted for illegally carrying out work on a house in Hucknall, putting residents’ lives at risk.

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Ipswich gas engineer fined for illegal work

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A self-employed gas engineer has been fined for carrying out unregistered work on commercial premises in Ipswich.

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Egg firm fined after worker’s fingers cut off

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Worcestershire egg company has been fined after a worker severed two fingers while cleaning a drain on a production line.

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Recycling firm fined for subjecting workers to lead poisoning

Monday, April 23, 2012

An Edmonton-based recycling company has been fined for failing to protect employees working with lead.

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Unregistered gas installer prosecuted

Monday, April 23, 2012

An unregistered gas installer was caught illegally carrying out work on a house in Newark.

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Suffolk mushroom grower prosecuted after workers’ lives put at risk

Friday, April 20, 2012

A company has been fined after a visit by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors found dangerous conditions in a factory on an industrial estate near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

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Building firm fined after passer-by hit by falling equipment

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Hertfordshire building company has been fined for injuring a woman as she waited for a bus.

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Bedford dry cleaners fined for safety failings

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A chain of dry cleaners in Bedford has been fined after putting workers’ lives at risk from a poorly-maintained gas boiler.

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Packaging company fined after worker hit by lorry

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Corrugated Case Company Ltd has been fined after an employee was seriously injured by a heavy goods vehicle at its site on Pilsley Road in Danesmoor, Chesterfield.

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Worksop man fined after death of worker

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Worksop man has been fined after an employee was crushed to death when a tractor overturned and landed on him.

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Wigan landlord sentenced over gas safety risk

Friday, April 13, 2012

A Wigan landlord has been prosecuted for putting the life of a tenant at risk by falsifying a gas safety document.

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Construction firm fined after worker’s narrow escape

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A construction worker defied death after falling four metres from the cage of a 20-tonnes cherry-picker into the path of a moving bus, which then pushed him another 15 metres along the Euston Road.

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Scaffold collapse injuries lead to fine

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A former scaffolding company director has been fined after two employees were injured in a scaffold collapse.

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Seven survive concrete collapse at John Moores University

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Seven construction workers were lucky to survive when more than 250 tonnes of wet concrete collapsed at Liverpool John Moores University, a court has been told.

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Building contractor fined after carpenter’s fingers severed

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Tower Hamlets-based building contractor has been fined after a worker’s hand was severely injured by an unguarded power tool.

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Workers’ injuries lead to fines for two Derbyshire companies

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Two companies have been fined following separate incidents at a Derbyshire lead smelting works. The first happened on 19 August 2009 when an employee suffered severe burns following an explosion at the site. The second incident happened on 7 May 2010 when an employee of Key Engineering (Chesterfield) Ltd was investigating a fault on an […]

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Warwickshire building firm fined for worker’s fall

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A building firm from Stratford-upon-Avon has been prosecuted after a worker suffered severe injuries when he fell from a damaged scaffolding plank at a site in South Warwickshire.

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Worker’s leg amputated following forklift incident

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Cardiff-based cargo company has been fined after a lorry driver had part of his leg amputated after being struck by a reversing forklift truck.

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