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Category: Prosecution

Staffordshire family exposed to carbon monoxide

Monday, March 12, 2012

A gas engineer from West Bromwich has been prosecuted after a family of five were taken to hospital following exposure to carbon monoxide.

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Countryside firm sentenced over strimmer death

Monday, March 12, 2012

A countryside management firm has been sentenced over the death of a father-of-four in Barrow-in-Furness, who was struck by a piece of metal that flew off a strimmer at high speed.

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Roofing company fined over foreman’s fall

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Southampton-based roofing company has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious injuries, including brain damage, when he fell from a roof.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

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Bedding firm in court after worker’s fingers severed

Friday, March 9, 2012

A Liverpool bedding firm has been prosecuted after one of its employees had three fingers and a thumb cut off in machinery.

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Nestle fined £180,000 after safety failures led to worker’s death

Friday, March 9, 2012

A Halifax man was killed at a Nestle factory in the town because the company failed to implement basic safety measures, Bradford Crown Court was told today.

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Factory fall leads to prosecution for Lincolnshire company

Friday, March 9, 2012

A Lincolnshire food manufacturer has been fined after a worker fell from a breadcrumb-making machine.

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Poor construction site management lands firm in court

Friday, March 9, 2012

An Edgware-based construction company and its director have been fined after carrying out unsafe demolition and construction work at a house in Surrey.

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Wells cathedral school fined after loft hatch fall

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wells Cathedral School has been fined after one of its employees fell two and half metres through a loft hatch, breaking a shoulder blade and hitting her head.

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Contracting firm and director fined after worker receives electric shock

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Hertfordshire contracting company and its managing director have been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker received an electric shock from a live junction box during poorly planned maintenance work in London.

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Two Leeds firms in court over worker’s crush injuries

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A construction worker had both legs broken when a 22-tonne excavator reversed over him on a building site in Leeds, a court has heard.

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Council fined after worker loses arm in wood chipper

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Durham County Council has been prosecuted for safety failings after a grounds-man’s arm was severed in a wood chipper machine.

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Failure to identify asbestos put workers at risk

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Cardiff company has been fined for putting the health of demolition workers at risk after a building survey failed to identify the presence of asbestos.

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Worker suffers multiple fractures at international paper firm

Monday, March 5, 2012

An international supplier of paper and packaging has been fined after an employee suffered breaks to his arm and ribs in machinery at a Lincolnshire factory.

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Fines after workers exposed to asbestos

Friday, March 2, 2012

An Ammanford-based knitwear company and a cladding firm site foreman have been fined for putting workers and visitors at risk of exposure to asbestos.

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Worker seriously burned after cutting through 11,000 volt cable in Worcester

Friday, March 2, 2012

Two companies have been fined after a demolition worker was engulfed in flames when he cut through a live 11,000 volt cable at an electricity substation in Worcester.

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Friday, March 2, 2012

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Film company fined after cameraman hurt on set

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A production company has been fined after a cameraman fell more than three metres from the set of a forthcoming major film, when he fell through an opening in the floor.

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London manufacturer fined for major safety breaches

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A manufacturing company based in Uxbridge has been fined for a series of health and safety breaches which put its employees at risk.

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Leading horse trainer in court after worker’s fall

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The owner of racing stables in North Yorkshire has been prosecuted after a yard worker fell more than three metres through a skylight in a stable block.

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