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Waste and recycling centre fined after worker injures hand on conveyor

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A waste and recycling centre was fined after a worker was injured after his hand was drawn into an in running nip point on a waste transport conveyor.

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Pair fined for illegally installing and commissioning gas boiler

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

An unregistered gas fitter illegally installed a boiler in a home and got a legitimate gas engineer to sign-off his work.

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Demolition firm fined after worker falls from height

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A demolition company has been sentenced after pleading guilty to health and safety failings following a worker’s fall from height.

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Caustic burns to worker at food manufacturing company

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Food manufacturing company, Princes Ltd was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered chemical burns.

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Plymouth landlord fined for endangering tenants

Friday, November 27, 2015

The landlord of a property in Plymouth risked the lives of his tenants through a dangerous gas boiler installed in the flat.

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Worker struck by tray tipping machine at mushroom farm

Friday, November 27, 2015

A mushroom farm was fined after an employee was injured whilst making an adjustment to an unguarded machine.

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Cinema director fined for asbestos management failings

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A St Albans cinema director has been fined after he put workers and members of the public at risk of exposure to asbestos. 

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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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Paignton contractor puts lives at risk when a gas flue was removed

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A gas flue was removed during a re-roofing contract potentially putting a tenant’s life at risk.

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Roofing firm fined after worker injured by machinery

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Roofing and insulation firm IKO Plc has been prosecuted after a worker suffered arm injuries from a running auto plant machine.

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Construction site manager fined for safety failings

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A construction site manager was fined for safety failings after a worker was injured while working at height. 

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Construction firm fined after worker suffers cement burns

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A construction firm was fined after a 54-year-old employee suffered severe cement burns to his knees while laying concrete flooring. 

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Roofer killed in fall from height

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Castleford scaffolder has been prosecuted after a worker fell to his death from a roof.

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Three workers injured when lowering cable

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

An electrical services company has been fined after three workers were injured during refurbishment work at a building on Five Ways Island.

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Shell UK sentenced over major oil release

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Oil and gas production company Shell U.K. Limited, has been sentenced after admitting failures that led to an oil leak in the North Sea.

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Teesside firm fined after worker’s fatal fall

Monday, November 23, 2015

A north east port has been fined £400,000 following the death of an agency worker who fell eight metres onto the steel deck of ship’s hold at Hartlepool Dock

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Metal firm fined after worker was killed by a crane

Monday, November 23, 2015

A company who specialise in metal and alloy products has been fined after a worker was killed when he was struck by a load on a moving crane.

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Drainage company fined for excavation collapse

Monday, November 23, 2015

A Slough drainage company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when an unsafe excavation collapsed during work to lay new pipes outside a home near Canterbury.

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Company fined after failure to act on asbestos risks

Monday, November 23, 2015

An engineering firm has been fined after asbestos was found at their factory and they failed to document or manage the risks to employees or visitors to the site.

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Father and son fined after worker fell from roof

Monday, November 23, 2015

A father and son have been fined after a worker fell four metres through a fragile roof he was working on in Hartlepool.

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