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Category: Prosecution

Workers’ falls land building company in court

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Leicestershire building company has been fined after two workers fell four metres from an insecure platform balanced on the raised forks of a telehandler.

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Company fined after toppling trolley severs worker’s fingers

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A food manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a customised rack toppled over and sliced through a worker’s hand.

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Waste recycling firm sentenced over young worker’s death

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Bridgend recycling firm has been ordered to pay £250,000 in fines and £53,100 in costs after a 21 year-old worker was crushed to death when he was struck by a skip lorry on a weighbridge he was cleaning.

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Plant hire company fined after excavator crushed worker

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Nottingham plant hire company has been fined after a worker was crushed by a two-and-half tonne excavator during an unsafe cleaning operation.

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Leading building supplier in court after worker’s hand injury

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A building product supplier has been fined after an employee severed three fingers in an inadequately guarded dust extraction machine.

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City council fined after teenager suffers electric shock at skate park

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Newport City Council has been sentenced for safety failings after a teenager had to have a finger amputated following an electric shock at a skate park.

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Firm fined for Leicester Square cable strike

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The principal contractor for a major project to renovate the public areas of Leicester Square has been fined for safety failings after a worker was caught in an explosion after striking a concealed live electricity cable.

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Pharmaceutical company fined £100,000 after man sprayed by toxic chemical

Friday, September 20, 2013

A North East pharmaceutical company has been fined for a serious safety breach which left a worker fighting for his life in hospital.

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Runcorn boat manufacturer in court after employee crushed

Friday, September 20, 2013

A Runcorn-based boat manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s head was crushed against the top of a lorry container.

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South Devon property maintenance man forged gas records

Friday, September 20, 2013

A man who ran a property maintenance business has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to carry out community work for forging the details of a Gas Safe registered engineer and carrying out illegal gas safety checks.

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Firm fined after worker falls eleven feet through roof

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Walsall maintenance firm has been fined after an employee was seriously injured when he fell 11 feet through a fragile roof during poorly-managed roof work in Nottingham.

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Cumbrian window firm fined over severed fingers

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Cumbrian manufacturer of wooden doors and window frames has been fined for safety failings after an employee’s fingers were severed by a rotating saw.

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Shoddy gas work put lives at risk at Newton Abbot home

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Three gas engineers failed to spot and rectify serious gas safety failings at a rented Devon home – putting a family at risk of death, injury or ill health from carbon monoxide poisoning, a court has heard.

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Fines imposed for asbestos exposure at former factory in Poole

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A company in Poole has been fined for safety breaches after exposing workers to potentially fatal asbestos at a disused tile factory in the town.

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Builder pays price for unsafe work

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The owner of a Leeds building firm has appeared in court after two workers were injured, one seriously, when they fell from a mezzanine floor they were dismantling.

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Hampshire firm in court after worker’s fall

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A south-west Hampshire firm has been fined after an employee fractured his forearm in a two metre fall from an unguarded office roof that had been used to store boxes.

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Fines imposed for asbestos exposure at redundant Dairy Crest site

Monday, September 16, 2013

Dairy Crest Limited and a Manchester welding company have been fined for exposing employees to potentially fatal asbestos containing material at an industrial site in Devon.

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Roofing firm in court over Chorley school roof fall

Monday, September 16, 2013

A roofing firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained severe injuries when he fell through a primary school roof in Chorley.

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Southport firm sentenced over teenage biker’s death

Friday, September 13, 2013

A Southport firm has been ordered to pay more than £100,000 in fines and costs following the death of a teenager who came off his motorbike when it collided with a metal cable strung between two trees.

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Norwich director gets suspended prison and community service for dangerous electrics

Friday, September 13, 2013

The director of a Norwich giftware manufacturing company has been given a suspended six-month prison sentence and 180 hours of community service for safety failings in relation to electrical systems at the company’s premises.

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