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Category: Prosecution

Council in court after parks workers suffer debilitating hand injuries

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Merseyside council has been sentenced after 29 employees were diagnosed with a debilitating condition that has left them with ongoing problems with their hands.

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Unregistered gas fitter fined for dangerous defects

Monday, January 14, 2013

An unregistered gas fitter from Morden has been fined for endangering a Tooting family after he illegally and unsafely fitted a new boiler at their home.

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Cambridge firm and consultant fined over chemical exposure

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Cambridge instrument company and a health and safety consultant have been fined for risking the health of employees from hazardous chemicals.

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Suspended prison sentence for landscape gardener after death of worker

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Staffordshire landscape gardener has been given a suspended prison sentence and 180 hours of unpaid community service, after a worker was killed by a falling gate post.

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Farmer fined following teenager’s quad bike death

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A farmer on Dartmoor failed to properly maintain a quad bike which was later involved in a fatal collision.

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Swansea engineering firm and building contractor fined for asbestos exposure

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Workers were exposed to dangerous asbestos fibres following a catalogue of errors by an engineering company and a building firm during a demolition and refurbishment project in Swansea, a court has heard.

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Court case highlights poor machine safety

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A food manufacturer has appeared in court for safety offences after one of its workers lost the tip of her finger using a badly-guarded machine in a Doncaster factory.

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Steel firm sentenced for safety failings

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Barnsley firm has admitted safety failings that led to one of its workers being struck on his back by a large steel girder.

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Forklift failure fine for Wakefield firm

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Wakefield company has been fined for failing to keep a forklift truck in good working order, which posed a danger to workers.

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Berkshire firm in court over worker’s injury

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Berkshire labels company has been fined for a safety breach after a worker sustained a serious hand injury when it was caught between two contra rotating rollers on a working machine.

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Swindon parish councillor fined for illegal boiler work

Monday, January 7, 2013

An unregistered gas fitter has appeared in court in Swindon for carrying out unsafe work on a boiler leaving a householder at risk.

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Lorry driver’s death lands firm in court

Monday, January 7, 2013

A West Midlands logistics company has been fined £300,000 after one of its drivers was killed by a runaway lorry in Northamptonshire.

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UK Power Networks fined over worker death

Friday, January 4, 2013

UK Power Networks (Operations) Ltd, which supplies power to the East of England, London and the South East, has been ordered to pay £420,000 in fines and costs after an employee died while working at one of its Essex sites.

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Chorley healthcare firm in court over severed thumb

Friday, January 4, 2013

A healthcare manufacturer has appeared in court after an employee at a Chorley factory lost part of his thumb when it became trapped in machinery.

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Suffolk firm fined for electrical hazard

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Suffolk plastics manufacturer has been fined after electrical fittings at its production site were found to be dangerous.

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Daventry firm fined after exposing staff to chemicals

Friday, December 21, 2012

A chemical manufacturing company from Daventry has been fined for exposing its employees to a range of hazardous chemicals.

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Bury St Edmunds firm in court after Suffolk worker injured

Friday, December 21, 2012

A Suffolk worker’s arm was badly crushed when a bacon press he was reconditioning started up as he worked on it, a court has heard.

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Asbestos surveyors in court after workers put at risk

Friday, December 21, 2012

Two asbestos surveyors have appeared in court after construction workers were exposed to potentially-deadly fibres during the refurbishment of a Trafford pub.

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Hand injury leads to fine for fabrication company

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Coalville fabrication company has been fined after a worker had part of his finger severed in a packaging machine.

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Companies fined after waste centre incident

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Two London companies have been ordered to pay nearly £110,000 in fines and costs after a lorry driver sustained life-changing injuries when he fell down a processing chute at a waste recycling plant.

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