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Motor vehicle repair company fined after work experience student crushed by vehicle

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A motor vehicle repair company was fined after a 27 year old man gaining work experience at the garage, was crushed to death by a vehicle.

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Firm fined after worker suffered cement burns on first day of work

Thursday, January 14, 2016

A building products manufacturer was fined after a worker suffered serious cement burns on his first day of work.

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Warwickshire tradesman fined after employee lost fingers

Monday, December 7, 2015

Richard John Pullinger, a sole trader that recycles cardboard in Polesworth, was fined after a 19-year-old employee suffered severe damage to his left hand when it was drawn into a roller press that had no guards on it.

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Pet food manufacturer fined after injury to teenage worker

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Nottinghamshire pet food company has been sentenced after a worker was seriously injured when a forklift truck he was driving overturned. 

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Carpenter in court after trainee’s fingers were severed

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The owner of a Bedfordshire joinery and carpentry business pleaded guilty to failing to report an accident, where a person had two fingers amputated, which had occurred at his workshop. 

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International tyre firm fined after 17-year-old apprentice injured in lathe

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tyre manufacturer Pirelli Tyres Limited has been prosecuted after a 17-year-old apprentice suffered serious injuries to his hands while using a metalwork lathe. 

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£200,000 fine after worker fatally injured

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A company which manufactures and supplies high-strength bar and cable systems has been fined £200,000 after a worker was pulled into a machine and killed.

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Agency worker suffers injuries from unguarded machinery

Monday, October 12, 2015

A furniture manufacturer was fined after a worker suffered injuries to his hand while cleaning an unguarded machine.

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Director sentenced after worker dies on second day of job

Friday, July 17, 2015

A company director was sentenced today after a trench collapse which killed a young father on only his second day at work for his company. 

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Company fined after 16 year-old injured by machinery

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Maidstone company specialising in supplying agricultural machinery and motor vehicles has been fined after a teenager on paid work experience nearly lost the tips of his fingers in unguarded machinery.

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Timber manufacturer fined after apprentice suffers severe hand injuries

Monday, June 1, 2015

A timber mouldings manufacturer in Rochdale has been fined after a young apprentice lost two fingers of his right hand while working on machinery.

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Bedford company fined after teenage trainee engineer lost his life

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Grundfos Pumps Limited, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford, pleaded guilty to safety failings after a trainee design engineer lost his life.

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Directors fined after young worker crushed by dumper

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A 20-year-old man died on his first day at work for a new company when the four-tonne dumper he was driving toppled over a bank and crushed him.

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Recycling firm sentenced over forklift death

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A recycling company has been fined £180,000 after a worker was killed on his first day at work when the forklift truck he was driving overturned.

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Carlisle firm in court after trainee scaffolder injured in fall

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Carlisle scaffolding firm has been fined £15,000 after an employee was seriously injured when he fell more than six metres through a roof light.

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Leeds firm in court after trainee’s electric shock

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Leeds firm has been fined for safety failings after a trainee technician needed skin grafts after receiving an electric shock while using unsafe testing equipment.

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Demolition company sentenced after worker severely injured on first day

Friday, November 22, 2013

A Nottinghamshire demolition company has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries when he was hit by a falling excavator bucket on his first day on site.

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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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Air conditioning firm fined after apprentice falls through ceiling

Monday, October 14, 2013

An air conditioning company has been fined after an apprentice engineer broke his arm when he fell three metres through a fragile plasterboard ceiling.

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Revised young people guidance

Monday, October 14, 2013

HSE has published revised young people guidance. This includes a section with particular focus on work experience and will help organisers and employers to put in place simple and straightforward processes for arranging and managing placements. Investing time now will help to save wasting time on unnecessary paperwork.

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