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Category: Prosecution

Chocolate company fined after worker’s finger amputated

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Northamptonshire chocolate maker has been fined after an employee’s finger was severed in an inadequately guarded machine.

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Worker’s six metre fall lands two Kent businesses in court

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Kent father and granddad died after plunging six metres through a fragile skylight because safety measures were neglected both by his employer and a major drinks wholesaler, a court has heard.

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Farm fined for young worker’s death in tractor tragedy

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A young Somerset farm worker was killed when the tractor she was driving overturned in a field a court heard today.

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North Wales company in court after worker’s fall

Monday, June 17, 2013

A haulage company has been fined after an employee sustained injuries falling from a wooden pallet carried on a fork lift truck.

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Site supervisor fined after worker paralysed in roof fall

Friday, June 14, 2013

A site supervisor has been fined after a co-worker was left paralysed after falling ten metres from the roof of a Tyneside warehouse.

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Norfolk illegal gas fitter in court

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Norfolk plumber has appeared in court for illegally carrying out gas work for a landlord in Norwich.

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Rochdale bedding firm fined £50k over multiple safety failings

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Rochdale bedding manufacturer has been fined £50,000 after a health and safety inspection found the majority of its machines were unsafe to use.

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Bolton recycling firm sentenced after worker crushed

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Bolton company has been ordered to pay almost £130,000 in fines and costs after a worker suffered serious injuries when he was crushed between two trucks at a recycling plant.

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Illegal gas work leads to court for Swindon builder

Monday, June 10, 2013

A self-employed builder from Swindon has been fined for carrying out unsafe work on a boiler that exposed an elderly and vulnerable resident to potential danger.

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Firm in court after worker loses sight in one eye

Monday, June 10, 2013

A Tyneside autoparts firm has been fined after a worker lost his sight in one eye when a compressed air hose whipped him in the face.

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South Wales firm fined for worker’s six metre fall

Monday, June 10, 2013

An engineering firm has been prosecuted after a worker suffered major injuries when he plunged six metres from a platform he was working on when it was hit by an overhead gantry crane.

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High school fined after pupil’s climbing wall injury

Friday, June 7, 2013

An Essex high school has been fined for safety failings after a 14-year-old boy fell more than four metres from a climbing wall.

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Sheffield company fined for Derbyshire skip lorry death

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Sheffield company that crushes rubble from construction and demolition waste has been fined £300,000 after an employee was killed by an overturning skip lorry in Derbyshire.

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Firms fined after worker loses finger in unguarded machinery

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A tin can factory worker had his ring finger ripped off by unguarded machinery while feeding metal sheets onto a conveyor, a court has heard.

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Building firm in court after Wolverhampton house collapse

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Wolverhampton building firm has been fined for neglecting basic construction safety after it dug a trench that caused the partial collapse of a house next door.

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Worker’s fall leads to court for two companies

Monday, June 3, 2013

A linen hire service and a laundry company have both been fined for safety breaches after a worker fell from a ladder while trying to clear a blockage in an industrial-sized laundry machine.

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Bury roofer in court again over unsafe work

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Bury roofer has appeared in court for putting workers’ lives at risk, despite previously being prosecuted after a man was paralysed in a fall through a warehouse roof.

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Wigan worker injured in fall through sports hall roof

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Wigan roofing firm has been fined after an employee was severely injured when he fell ten metres through the roof of a school sports hall.

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Worker’s arm injuries lead to fine for demolition company

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Birmingham demolition and excavation company has been fined after a worker suffered serious arm injuries when he became trapped in an unguarded crushing machine.

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Rugby firm fined for London skylight fall

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Midlands firm specialising in the installation of solar panels has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained life-threatening injuries when he fell through a fragile skylight at a north London warehouse.

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