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Category: Prosecution

Developer’s safety failings led to worker being buried alive

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Dorset construction firm has been prosecuted for serious safety failings after a worker was buried under a large quantity of fallen earth at a building site in Poole.

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Essex firm in court after two workers injured within weeks

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

An Essex-based hi-tech manufacturer has been fined after two workers were injured in separate incidents in the space of six weeks.

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Farm partnership fined after worker sustains critical injuries in fall

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Suffolk farming business has been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a fall from height during a dangerous lifting operation.The 67 year-old from Woodbridge, who does not want to be named, broke a shoulder blade, fractured seven ribs, chip…

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Firm sentenced after teenage apprentice crushed to death

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Sunderland-based marine engineering firm has been sentenced for safety failings after a teenage apprentice was crushed and killed by a piece of machinery weighing almost a tonne.

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Devon firm fined after man seriously injured at recycling plant

Monday, January 20, 2014

A Devon company has been fined after a man was seriously injured by a reversing vehicle at a recycling centre in Exeter.#

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Plymouth roofer fined for employee’s fall from ladder

Friday, January 17, 2014

A decorator suffered severe injuries after falling seven feet from an untied ladder placed in a dangerous manner on a curved section of ironwork.

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Carbon parts company fined over lorry driver’s death

Friday, January 17, 2014

A lorry driver was crushed and killed by heavy graphite parts after being allowed to unload his vehicle in a dangerous manner, a court has heard.

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Roofing firm in court following BBC Watchdog probe

Friday, January 17, 2014

An Oldham roofing firm and company director have appeared in court after being filmed breaking the law by the BBC’s Watchdog programme.

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Rochdale workers exposed to asbestos fibres for five years

Friday, January 17, 2014

A Rochdale-based re-upholstery firm and company director have been fined after workers were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres for nearly five years.

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Lack of safety puts vehicle rescue firm in court

Friday, January 17, 2014

A vehicle recovery firm in Hull has been prosecuted after a mechanic suffered a serious back injury when a seven-tonne lorry fell from a jack and trapped him underneath.

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Norfolk sawmill sentenced over worker’s hand injury

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Norfolk sawmill has been fined for safety failings after a teenage worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when it was dragged into unguarded machinery.

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Bristol City Council prosecuted after worker thrown from tractor

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Bristol City Council has been fined for safety failings after a park keeper suffered serious injuries when she was thrown from a tractor as it overturned.

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Willenhall man in court for illegal gas work

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Willenhall man has been sentenced to 80 hours’ worth of unpaid work for carrying out illegal and dangerous work on gas boilers at two Stourbridge properties.

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Crown Censure on safety for English Heritage

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

English Heritage has accepted a Crown Censure, equivalent to a criminal prosecution, for safety failings after a 12-year-old boy was badly cut when a glass floor panel broke during a family visit to Yarmouth castle on the Isle of Wight.

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Surrey firm in court after asbestos find at girls’ school

Monday, January 13, 2014

A building contractor has been fined for ignoring asbestos safety rules after the potentially deadly material was discovered in a basement area at the independent Woldingham girls’ school in Caterham.

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Carriage owner sentenced to community service after country fair death

Monday, January 13, 2014

The owner of a horse and carriage ride has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service after a grandmother died as a result of being struck by a runaway horse at a Suffolk country fair.

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Fabric firm fined after worker dragged into machine

Friday, January 10, 2014

A Kearsley-based fabric manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after an employee was injured when he was dragged into a machine.

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Textile trader in court after dangers witnessed

Thursday, January 9, 2014

A textile recycler from Surrey has been prosecuted after two of his staff were spotted by a passing safety inspector working dangerously close to the edge of an unprotected roof.

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Firm fined after worker is injured in fall

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Hertfordshire firm has been fined after a worker injured his knee during unsafe work to clean high level light fittings.

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Stockport chain manufacturer fined £80k over mangled hand

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Stockport worker’s left hand was badly mangled in the hook on a crane because lifting chains were unavailable – despite being manufactured in the same factory, a court has heard.

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