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Category: Prosecution

Court action for Brent food company

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Park Royal food company has been prosecuted for safety breaches after an employee lost the ends of two fingers in a poorly-guarded machine.

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Illegal gas fitter in court following unsafe gas work

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Suffolk plumber has been given a suspended prison sentence after carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work at a home in Lowestoft.

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West Yorkshire school in court over climbing wall fall

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Bradford grammar school has been fined after a PE equipment manager suffered multiple fractures when he fell nine metres from a climbing wall.

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Cardiff contractors in court over worker’s roof plunge

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Cardiff building contractor has been fined for breaking safety legislation after a young worker broke his back in a seven-metre fall through an unprotected hole in a roof.

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Cambridgeshire farming firm in court following wetland deaths

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Cambridgeshire farming partnership has been sentenced following the death of a student who was undertaking pest and predator control work at Kingfishers Bridge Wetland in Wicken.

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Firm fined after worker seriously injured by falling guttering

Friday, February 14, 2014

An Aberdeen-based demolition firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured by falling cast iron guttering.

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Firm in court after worker requires toe amputation

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Northamptonshire engineering firm has been fined after a worker sustained a serious foot injury when lifting equipment failed at company premises in Bletchley, Milton Keynes.

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Landlord in court following illegal gas work

Friday, February 14, 2014

A landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to carry out 150 hours of community work for endangering a family with young children after he authorised illegal gas work at a Luton home.

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Farmworker disabled after being crushed under falling hay bales

Friday, February 14, 2014

A part-time farm worker was left permanently disabled after being crushed by two straw bales that fell on him as he tried to remove them from a seven-metre stack at a farm in North Yorkshire.

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Littleborough firm in court after employee badly burned in factory fire

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Littleborough factory has been sentenced for safety failings following a major fire which left an employee with severe burns.

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Global plastics recycler fined after worker’s arm injury

Friday, February 14, 2014

One of the country’s largest plastic recycling plants, based in north Nottinghamshire, has been fined after a worker suffered a broken arm when it became caught in machinery.

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Security company sentenced for generator death failings

Friday, February 14, 2014

A security company has been fined for safety failings after a lone working security guard was killed by carbon monoxide fumes from a petrol generator.

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Suffolk firm in court after workers exposed to asbestos

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Suffolk window replacement company has been fined after it exposed workers to potentially fatal asbestos material during work to replace window units at a school in Bury St Edmunds.

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Nottinghamshire cold storage company in court after injuries to several workers

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Nottinghamshire cold storage firm has been fined £40,000 for separate health and safety failings after one worker was injured by falling equipment and several others developed a disabling condition of the nerves and joints.

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Safety failures led to fuel tank explosion

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Hampshire contractor, who specialises in decommissioning fuel tanks, has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker was burned while cutting up a disused tank.

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Plant hire firm fined after reversing mini-digger injures workers

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A national plant hire company has been fined for safety failings after two employees were struck and injured by a reversing mini-digger at a North London depot.

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Widnes firm sentenced over tipper truck death

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Widnes-based manufacturer has been fined £100,000 after a worker was crushed to death when a tipper truck overturned.

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Cornish gas fitter left hob in dangerous state

Friday, February 7, 2014

An illegal gas fitter, who was unqualified to carry out work on gas appliances, left a hob he worked on in a dangerous condition, a court heard today (7 February).

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Unregistered gas fitter prosecuted for dangerous work

Friday, February 7, 2014

A gas fitter has been fined after he illegally carried out work to install a gas boiler in a Newquay home.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – latest issue available online

Friday, February 7, 2014

Subscribe today and receive free notifications when new Newsletter editions are published. This edition: major injuries hit an all-time low, the ABC of health and safety, plus ACOPs – updated and simplified.

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