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Category: Prosecution

Telford firm fined after worker’s hand is severely injured

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A sand and gravel supplier has been fined for safety failings after an employee had three tendons in his hand severed.

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Cheltenham machine operator injured after safety mechanism is disabled

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A component engineering company in Cheltenham has been fined after an employee suffered head injuries on a machine that had a safety mechanism deliberately disabled.

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Farm owner fined after overlooking legal requirements

Friday, May 18, 2012

The owner of a Bedfordshire farm has been prosecuted for failing to complete legally required documentation in relation to safe working near overhead power cables.

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Waste company prosecuted after worker loses arm

Friday, May 18, 2012

A waste management and recycling company has been fined for safety failings after a worker lost most of his arm on an unguarded conveyor system at a Kent quarry.

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Grimsby firm fined after worker’s warehouse death

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Grimsby haulage company has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was killed when a row of steel coils ‘collapsed like dominos’ trapping him under their five-tonne weight.

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Fines for ‘unsafe’ Croydon construction company

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Croydon-based construction company has been fined for continuing unsafe working practices at a site in Lewisham despite repeated warnings.

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Builder fined £15,000 after carbon monoxide death (COPFS release)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

At Haddington Sheriff Court today, John Martin Riva (DOB 21/07/62) was fined £15,000 after pleading guilty to a contravention of Sections 3 and 33 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

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Adhesive firm fined after worker loses part of thumb

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

An adhesive tape manufacturer has been prosecuted after a 19-year-old agency worker severed his thumb in machinery at a factory in Wellingborough.

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Bradford worker injured after just weeks in job

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Bradford textile firm has been sentenced for safety failures after a worker was left with a long-term hand injury after only a month in the job.

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‘Unsafe’ Swindon equipment hire company fined

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Swindon-based equipment hire company has been fined for continuing unsafe working practices and ignoring safety warnings from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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Norfolk gas installer may face prison after gas explosion

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Norwich gas installer has received an eight-month suspended prison sentence and 250 hours of unpaid community service after his inadequate work on domestic gas appliances put the lives of a mother and daughter at risk in their own home.

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Fine for West Yorkshire firm after printer crushed to death

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A retail marketing company has been ordered to pay £118,500 in fines and costs for serious safety failings after a worker at its Wakefield printing site was crushed to death.

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Aberdeenshire roofing boss fined after worker seriously injured in fall

Monday, May 14, 2012

An Aberdeenshire roofing boss has been fined after one of his workers was seriously injured when he fell five metres from the edge of a flat roof.

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Employer fined after electrician injures back in fall

Monday, May 14, 2012

An apprentice electrician sustained serious back injuries after falling through a ceiling while working in the loft space of a Swindon youth centre.

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Dumper truck breaks worker’s foot

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Northamptonshire construction company has been fined after a six-tonne dumper truck ran over a worker’s foot.

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Recycling firm fined after worker crushed to death

Monday, May 14, 2012

An Ystrad Mynach recycling firm has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a yard foreman was crushed to death.

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Leicestershire firms fined after death of worker

Friday, May 11, 2012

Two Leicestershire companies have been fined after a worker was killed when a lorry overturned onto his vehicle.

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Construction firm fined over worker’s fall injuries

Friday, May 11, 2012

A construction firm has been sentenced for safety failings after a roofer was badly injured in a fall from scaffolding at a house in Trafford.

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Receptionist’s roof fall puts dental firm in court

Friday, May 11, 2012

The operator of a Sheffield dental practice has been fined for safety failings after a receptionist fell more than three metres through a roof light while spending her lunch break on the flat roof of the surgery.

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Man jailed for illegal inspections of play equipment

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Chester man has been jailed for more than 14 months after repeatedly ignoring a legal order preventing him from inspecting inflatable play equipment.

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