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Category: Prosecution

Norfolk companies prosecuted after worker crushes hand

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Two Norfolk companies have been fined after a cleaner’s hand was crushed in machinery.

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Worker suffers severed finger at plastics firm

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A plastics firm which manufactures cases for computer games has been fined after an employee severed his finger in machinery at a factory in Corby.

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Social care workers exposed to violence and aggression

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A social care organisation has been fined for exposing workers to the risk of violence and aggression.

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Tenby landlord sentenced for gas safety failings

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Tenby landlord has been fined for failing to maintain a gas fire safely within one of his properties.

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Unregistered gas installer had two previous convictions

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Cheltenham gas engineer has been sentenced after installing a gas cooker without being registered to do so – his third gas safety conviction in four years.

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Firm fined after workers put at risk

Monday, January 16, 2012

A construction firm and its company secretary have been fined after construction workers were put at risk during the refurbishment of its offices in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

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Leicester man given suspended sentence after death of worker

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Leicester man has been given a suspended prison sentence after a worker was killed when he fell through a roof at a disused factory unit in Leicester.

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Liverpool businessman fined £112k over roof fall death

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Liverpool businessman has been fined £112,000 after a labourer died following a fall from the roof of an industrial unit, just months after another worker was injured in a fall at the same site.

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Firm fined £160,000 after technician’s death at factory

Friday, January 13, 2012

An experienced technician at a plastic products factory in Cornwall was killed after he was crushed between the plates on a machine used to make plastic lids.

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Steel beam falls and fatally injures worker

Friday, January 13, 2012

A specialist crane supplier has been fined £180,000 after a worker was killed when a large steel beam fell on him at an incinerator in Slough, Berkshire.

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Suspended prison sentences for illegal gas fitters

Friday, January 13, 2012

Two men who operated a Harrogate-based plumbing firm have been handed suspended prison terms for falsely claiming to be Gas Safe registered engineers and leaving one local family in “immediate danger”.

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Demolition worker fined after colleague was severely injured

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A demolition worker from Croydon has been taken to court after his actions left one of his colleagues with serious leg injuries.

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Lancashire roofer caught on camera risking lives

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Lancashire roofer has been prosecuted after he and two employees were spotted on a shop roof without any protection to stop them falling.

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Door firm fined after worker suffers severe hand injuries

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A door-making firm has been fined after a Derbyshire machine operator suffered severe and permanent hand injuries.

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Plumber put lives at risk with illegal gas work

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Milton Keynes plumber who put a householder at risk by illegally installing and working on a gas boiler has been sentenced.

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Chocolate manufacturer fined over fractured finger

Monday, January 9, 2012

High street chocolate chain Thorntons has been fined after a worker broke her finger while operating a wrapping machine.

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Suffolk County Council fined for health and safety breaches

Monday, January 9, 2012

Suffolk County Council has admitted breaching health and safety laws at three of its workplaces, including two schools.

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Manchester worker paralysed in crane crush

Monday, January 9, 2012

A scaffolder from Manchester will never walk again after being crushed by metal tubes which fell from a crane.

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Landlord prosecuted after Blackburn family put at risk

Friday, January 6, 2012

A landlord has been fined after he failed to make sure gas safety checks were carried out at a house in Blackburn, putting a family of eight at risk.

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Lichfield firm fined after man’s neck broken

Friday, January 6, 2012

A Lichfield logistics firm has been fined after a forklift driver broke his neck when a computer cabinet he was loading onto a trailer fell on him.

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