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Category: Prosecution

Firm fined after incorrect machine set up caused injury to worker

Monday, October 1, 2012

An Essex packaging company has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered a badly bruised hand because the machine he was working on had been incorrectly set up.

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Brewer fined for ignoring safety warning

Monday, October 1, 2012

A microbrewery has been sentenced for failing to take sufficient action to prevent unsafe work at height and improve manual handling at its Marsh Gibbon production plant.

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Wiltshire man jailed for fraud and illegal gas work

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Salisbury man has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for falsely claiming to be qualified to carry out work on gas appliances at a string of properties in Wiltshire.

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Morecambe landlord in court over gas safety risk

Monday, October 1, 2012

A property landlord has appeared in court after he failed to arrange for annual gas safety checks to be carried out at three flats in Morecambe.

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St Helens recycling firm sentenced over worker’s death

Friday, September 28, 2012

A recycling company has been ordered to pay £240,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed at a St Helens factory.

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Barking garage fined for dangerous repair work

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Barking garage has been prosecuted for allowing workers to continue using unsafe electrical equipment for car repairs.

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Gas leak leads to prosecution

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

National Grid Gas PLC has been fined after gas leaked into a Halesowen home.

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Yorkshire ice cream maker in court

Monday, September 24, 2012

A North Yorkshire ice cream manufacturer has been sentenced after a factory worker had his forearm broken when it got caught in a conveyor belt.

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Salford firm sentenced over canal boat death

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Salford firm has been fined £50,000 over the death of a canal boat owner at a dry dock on the Bridgewater Canal.

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Tyneside firm fined after worker suffers toxic chemical burns

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Tyneside firm has been fined after a worker was soaked with a concentrated, corrosive chemical and suffered serious burns.

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Redhill company fined £167,000 over worker’s death

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Redhill-based construction company has been ordered to pay £210,000 in fines and costs after an employee died following an explosion on a construction site in central London. The explosion occurred following damage to an 11,000 volt live cable within an excavation.

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Severed finger leads to prosecution of food manufacturer

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Herefordshire food manufacturer has been fined after an employee severed her finger in an inadequately guarded machine.

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Company fined after worker suffers horrific head injuries

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A West Midlands company has been fined after a worker suffered severe head injuries in a pneumatic metal press.

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Safety failings led to farm worker’s injury

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Lincolnshire farmer and an agricultural machinery supplier have been fined after a young casual worker had three tendons in his right hand severed by a potato crusher.

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Merseyside firm in court over life-threatening fall

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Merseyside firm has been sentenced after a worker received life-threatening injuries when he fell from scaffolding at a Croxteth sports centre.

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Monmouth roof refurbishment company prosecuted after worker’s ladder fall

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Monmouth roof refurbishment company has been fined after an employee was injured in a six-metre fall from the roof of a house in Cirencester.

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Leading UK snack food manufacturer in court

Monday, September 17, 2012

Walkers Snack Foods Ltd has been fined after a 400 kilogramme block of compacted snack waste fell on a worker, breaking his leg.

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Illegal gas fitter put lives in danger in Rochdale

Friday, September 14, 2012

A Rochdale man has been sentenced after he put lives at risk by illegally carrying out gas work at three homes in the borough.

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Suspended jail term for director of Kent firm who ignored asbestos safety

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The director of a Bromley firm has given a suspended jail sentence after removing asbestos without a licence and deceiving the householders by providing a doctored air test saying the room was safe to re-enter.

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Firm fined after worker lost finger in recycling machinery

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A worker lost a finger when it was crushed in machinery as safety procedures were ignored at a recycling centre in Wales.

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