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Category: Prosecution

Kent tree surgeon fined over worker’s injuries

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Kent-based tree surgeon has been fined after an employee suffered severe injuries when his trouser leg was caught in a tree stump grinder.

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Worker exposed to dangerously high levels of asbestos

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A company in Bath has been fined after a builder was exposed to high levels of a type of asbestos linked to malignant and incurable cancer.

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Disregarded safety warnings cost Bolton firm

Monday, September 12, 2011

The owners of a Bolton packaging manufacturer have been sentenced for deliberately ignoring formal safety warnings for more than three years.

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NE Lincs firm in court after roofers caught on camera

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Brigg firm has been prosecuted after two of its staff were caught working unsafely on a seven metre high roof by two passing HSE inspectors.

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Derby firm fined for unsafe roof work

Friday, September 9, 2011

Two roofers were caught working on a Swadlincote roof without any safety equipment, a court heard.

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Company fined after man dies in machine incident

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Manchester-based company has been fined after a night shift worker died when he was trapped in a machine at a factory in Berkshire.

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Liverpool dock workers injured in high voltage shock

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A crane maintenance firm has been sentenced after two dock workers suffered injuries in a high voltage electric shock at the Seaforth Container Terminal in Liverpool.

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Man fined after worker injured on Huddersfield site

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A worker was left with permanent damage to his arm after being told by his site manager to use a heavy-duty core drill by hand on a construction site in Huddersfield.

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West Yorkshire firm fined over worker injury

Thursday, September 8, 2011

One of Huddersfield’s oldest firms has been fined for breaching safety laws after a worker’s fingers were partly severed by an unguarded block saw.

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Langford mushroom firm fined after worker’s arm crushed

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Langford mushroom farm worker’s arm was broken in two places when he was dragged into a net cleaning machine, a court in North Somerset has heard.

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Asbestos exposure leads to fine

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Grantham building contractor and a local authority have been fined after a spread of asbestos during bathroom renovation work at a flat in the town.

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Pitmachie garage worker fatally injured

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Pitmachie garage has been fined after one of its workers was fatally injured when a metal oil drum he was working on exploded.

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Two Sheffield companies in court over worker’s injury

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Two Sheffield firms have been fined after a worker fell through a fragile rooflight while removing asbestos at the city’s now-demolished college.

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Company fined after scaffolding collapse at wedding

Monday, September 5, 2011

A Surrey-based company has been fined after the floor of a marquee collapsed just as 150 guests sat down to enjoy a wedding breakfast.

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Council in court over workers exposed to asbestos

Monday, September 5, 2011

Birmingham City Council and a Solihull refurbishment company have been sentenced for exposing three men to asbestos during work on a school.

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Somerset employer prosecuted after teenage employee loses fingers

Monday, September 5, 2011

A Somerset man has been prosecuted after an 18-year-old employee lost four fingers while working on a milling machine.

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Liverpool boss in court over workers’ facial burns

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Liverpool boss has appeared in court after two of his employees suffered facial burns in a flash fire at the city’s ferry terminal.

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Willenhall man prosecuted for illegal gas work

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A gas engineer from Willenhall has been prosecuted for illegally carrying out work at a house in Cannock.

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Leamington components firm fined over worker injury

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A multi-national automotive firm has been fined after part of a worker’s finger was sliced off on an unguarded machine at a Warwick factory.

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National power firm fined after employee electrocuted

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A national power company supplying the East of England, London and the South East has been fined £300,000 after an employee died while working at one of its Norfolk sites.

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