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Category: Prosecution

Roof fall lands East Yorkshire farm owner in court

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

An East Yorkshire farm owner has been fined for a serious breach of safety law after a 20-year-old worker suffered severe injuries when he fell 4.5 metres through a roof light.

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Council-owned firm fined after worker receives electric shock

Monday, July 2, 2012

Swindon Commercial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swindon Borough Council, has been fined after an agency employee received an electric shock whilst securing fencing at a play area.

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Council fined after failing to manage asbestos at Teesside site

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Teesside council has been fined for putting workers at risk of exposure to asbestos during clearance work of premises in Stockton prior to demolition.

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Construction firms sentenced over worker’s fatal fall

Friday, June 29, 2012

Two construction companies have been fined a total of £301,000 after a worker fell 22 metres to his death in Manchester.

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Two firms fined for Telford incident

Friday, June 29, 2012

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after an employee lost three fingers and part of his thumb.

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Company boss fined after worker left paralysed

Friday, June 29, 2012

A demolition boss has been prosecuted after a worker was left paralysed following a fall from the roof of a Sunderland pub.

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Cornish bakery fined for worker’s injuries

Friday, June 29, 2012

A night shift cleaner got caught-up in the unguarded machinery of a moving conveyor belt at a Cornish bakery and had to be released by co-workers.

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GKN Aerospace Services and contractor fined for asbestos exposure risk

Thursday, June 28, 2012

GKN Aerospace Services Ltd and Lybrook Constructors Ltd, trading as DL Group, have been prosecuted after construction workers were exposed to asbestos at GKN’s premises in Yeovil.

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Company fined after worker hurt in machinery

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Derbyshire window manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s arm was dragged into a poorly guarded machine.

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Maintenance firm fined for unsafe working at crematorium

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A company installing fans on the roof of a South Wales crematorium endangered workers and members of the public with a haphazard approach to safety.

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Edgware contractor prosecuted after workers put at risk

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

An Edgware contractor has been fined after the routine inspection of a construction site discovered dangerous working conditions.

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Firm fined after 16-year-old worker’s finger amputated

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A West Midlands food production company has been fined after a 16-year-old worker had to have his finger amputated.

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Amputation leads to fine for kennel firm

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Staffordshire kennel company has been fined after a worker amputated his finger on a circular saw.

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Worker lost finger in wood planing machine

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Hampshire glazing company has been fined for safety breaches after a worker lost part of a finger in a woodworking machine at its factory in Aldershot.

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Transport firm fined over worker’s head injuries

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Suffolk haulage operator has been prosecuted after one of its workers suffered a fractured skull as he tried to recover a 17-tonne abandoned excavator.

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Worker suffers severe burns at Staffordshire firm

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Leek company that makes webbing for seatbelts and harnesses has been fined after an employee trapped both arms in a machine and suffered severe burns.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – Issue 32 June 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In this issue: Pull the plug – don’t waste money on unnecessary electrical safety tests, The Myth Busters Challenge Panel – bursting the health and safety myth bubbles, Accident case studies from one of the UK’s most dangerous industries, Legionella investigation update, plus lots more including court stories, real-life case studies and new guidance.

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Company fined after worker’s fingertip is severed

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Cardiff manufacturing company has been fined after a worker lost the tip of a finger while using an unguarded drill.

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Teenage workers seriously injured after falling from height

Friday, June 15, 2012

A Derbyshire manufacturing firm and its director have been fined after two teenage agency workers fell from a lifting platform.

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Firms fined over university death

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A carpenter died when a large slab of concrete fell on him during construction of a new accommodation block at Bath University.

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