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Category: Prosecution

Landlord prosecuted for putting students at risk

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Glasgow GP has given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay costs after failing to maintain a gas boiler at a student flat he owned in Oxford.

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Bus company prosecuted after worker is crushed

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A tour bus operator has been fined after a mechanical engineer suffered serious injuries while working underneath one of its vehicles.

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Company fined £133,000 after unguarded machinery death (COPFS release)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

At Glasgow Sheriff Court today, Railcare Ltd were fined £133,000 (reduced from £200,000 on account of their guilty plea) for a breach of Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, following the death of one of their employees on 15 December 2008 at the company’s premises on Charles Street, Springburn.

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Bradford man prosecuted for illegal gas work

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A gas fitter from Bradford has been sentenced after leaving an elderly woman at risk when he fitted a new boiler at her home.

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Two companies fined after fatality in Brentford

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Two construction companies have been fined a total of £65,000 after a man was killed when a steel beam weighing more than a tonne fell on him while it was being unloaded from a lorry.

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Unsafe asbestos removal put people at risk

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A building company in Bradford-on-Avon has been fined after it removed an asbestos insulation board (AIB) ceiling in an unsafe manner, leaving workers and residents at risk of exposure to asbestos fibres.

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Workers seriously injured after eight metre fall

Monday, February 6, 2012

Two workers fell eight metres from a temporary structure that collapsed while they were upon it, Cheltenham Magistrates Court heard.

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Man’s fingertip sliced off at stoke factory

Monday, February 6, 2012

An air conditioning manufacturer has been fined after a man’s fingertip was cut off by a circular saw at the company’s factory in Stoke-on-Trent.

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International fencing firm prosecuted for serious safety failings

Friday, February 3, 2012

An international fencing manufacturer has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries to his left arm at a production plant in Sheffield.

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Unregistered gas engineer left householders in danger

Friday, February 3, 2012

An illegal gas engineer lied to a householder about being registered to the industry body and left one property at risk of explosion after carrying out work at premises in Cheltenham.

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Company fined after worker’s arm is impaled by steel bars

Friday, February 3, 2012

A company in Tonypandy has been fined after a worker’s arm was impaled by two steel bars.

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Farmworker suffered severe injuries in fall

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A farmworker suffered severe facial injuries after falling 16ft through a shed roof in Cornwall.

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Plumber jailed for carrying out illegal gas work

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Suffolk plumber who put lives at risk by illegally working on domestic gas appliances has been sentenced to six months in prison.

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False identity leads to prosecution for Peterborough man

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A self-employed plumber has been fined for posing as a registered gas fitter to try to carry out work on gas appliances at a Peterborough take-away.

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Two companies fined over worker’s injury at power plant

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Two companies have been fined after a worker at Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire suffered a broken foot when a 13kg weight dropped nearly four metres from an overhead crane.

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Dover man fined after failing asbestos regulations

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Kent-based partner of a development company has been prosecuted after dangerous conditions were found at a demolition site in Dover.

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Death at Hampstead site leads to prosecution

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A construction company and director have been fined following the death of a worker at a site in Hampstead.

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Firm fined after lack of hygiene facilities for workers

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Bristol building firm has been fined after a court heard it failed to provide basic washing and welfare facilities for workers despite enforcement action at another of its sites.

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Major construction firm fined more than £100k after death

Friday, January 27, 2012

A 23-year-old Keighley man died from massive crush injuries when his head became trapped in the jaws of a grab machine being wrongly used to move a pallet of cement bags.

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Care home fined after resident’s fatal fall from window

Friday, January 27, 2012

The owners of a Wrexham care home have been sentenced after an elderly resident defeated the window restrictor of his first floor bedroom and fell 12ft to the ground below.

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