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Category: Prosecution

Council and decorating firm prosecuted for asbestos failings

Thursday, October 31, 2013

North Warwickshire Borough Council and a Birmingham decorating firm have been fined after workers were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres.

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Waltham Forest builders in court

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Leyton building firm has been fined after a labourer suffered multiple leg fractures in a fall when a newly-built first floor collapsed under the weight of concrete blocks weighing some 1.6 tonnes.

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Dad paralysed in fuel tank explosion

Monday, October 28, 2013

A Heysham firm which manufactures airport fuel tanks has been ordered to pay £91,000 in fines and costs after a father-of-three suffered horrific injuries in an explosion.

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Oldham tissue firm fined over severed fingers

Friday, October 25, 2013

An Oldham-based tissue manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after an employee lost the tops of two fingers in machinery.

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Worker lost arm in conveyor at South Wales recycling firm

Friday, October 25, 2013

An experienced worker had his right forearm pulled off by a conveyor belt as he was trying to clean it, a court heard today.

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Cardboard firm in court over employee’s injuries

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A corrugated cardboard manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s arm was dragged into unguarded machinery at a factory in Ellesmere Port.

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Company fined after worker loses arm on dangerous conveyor

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A recycling company has been fined for safety failings after a worker lost his arm after trapping it between a roller and the belt of a moving conveyor at a site in North East London.

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Blackpool Council prosecuted over child’s head injury

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A ten-year-old boy sustained severe head injuries when part of a swing collapsed on him at a Blackpool park, a court has heard.

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Boldon firm fined after worker seriously hurt in fall

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A heating, ventilation and air conditioning company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered serious injuries in a fall whilst repairing an extraction unit in Newcastle.

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UK Coal – failings led to miner’s death

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The former UK Coal Mining company was sentenced today (22 October) after admitting a catalogue of serious safety failings that led to the death of miner Gerry Gibson at Kellingley colliery in 2011.

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Kellingley pit explosion – UK Coal admits safety breach

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The former UK Coal Mining company has today (22 Oct) been sentenced for safety failings that led to an underground pit explosion and the evacuation of more than 200 miners from Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire.

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Safety failings led to fractured skull for new worker

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Driffield roofing company has appeared in court for safety failings after a young worker suffered a fractured skull just weeks after being hired.

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Luton airport fined after Norfolk pensioner’s death

Friday, October 18, 2013

Luton Airport and a design subcontractor have been ordered to pay a total of £372,595 in fines and costs for safety failings after an elderly passenger was killed on a poorly sited pedestrian crossing.

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Sawmill fined after worker’s arm trapped in machine

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Dumfries sawmill has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered severe injuries to his arm when it became trapped in poorly guarded machinery.

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Engineer’s poor work endangered Plymouth pensioner

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Plymouth gas engineer endangered the life of a pensioner by leaving a fire in an unsafe condition, a court has heard.

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Demolition firm fined after floor collapse

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Neath Port Talbot based demolition firm has been fined £30,000 after two of its workers were injured when a mezzanine floor collapsed on them.

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Recycling firm and director sentenced for safety risks to workers

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Corby recycling firm have been fined and its director given a suspended jail sentence for endangering workers after allowing them to operate fork lift trucks without proper training and then ignoring a notice requiring urgent action to address the safety failing.

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Firm fined for vibrating tool failings

Friday, October 18, 2013

An East Sussex worker developed a painful and debilitating nerve condition through prolonged, unrestricted use of vibrating power tools, a court has heard.

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Firm in court over ‘Dickensian’ conditions for Preston workers

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A construction firm has been prosecuted after it allowed subcontractors to carry out refurbishment work on a Grade 2 listed building in Preston for nearly seven weeks without toilets or running water.

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Essex landlord fined for employing illegal gas fitters

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A landlord has been prosecuted for safety failings relating to illegal and dangerous gas work at two properties in Essex.

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