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Category: Manufacturing

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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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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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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Blueprint sets out waste industry’s safety drive

Friday, June 7, 2013

A five-prong plan for driving down the number of people killed and seriously injured in the waste and recycling industry has been published.

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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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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Friday, May 31, 2013

Clear and simple guidance to help employers to understand what they need to do to check and protect their workers’ health.

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Marquee company fined after welder severs finger

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Derbyshire company that designs and manufactures marquees has been fined after a welder severed a finger on an unguarded drill.

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Atomic Weapons Establishment sentenced for control failings

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Atomic Weapons Establishment PLC (AWE PLC) has been ordered to pay more than £280,000 in fines and costs for significant failings relating to its use and control of explosive materials after a worker was injured when a fire broke out in an explosives processing building.

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Lancaster tissue manufacturer in court over worker’s fall

Friday, May 24, 2013

A worker could have been killed when metal grating gave way under his feet at a tissue factory in Lancaster, a court has heard.

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Joinery firm in court over worker’s severed finger

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Dagenham-based firm has been sentenced after a worker severed a finger and seriously injured two others on a badly-guarded cutting block capable of 10,000 cuts per minute.

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BAE Systems sentenced for death of worker

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Global defence company BAE Systems has been ordered to pay almost £350,000 in fines and costs after a worker died when he was crushed by the 145-tonnes weight of a metal press at its East Yorkshire plant.

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Durham firm sentenced after worker’s arm amputated

Monday, May 20, 2013

A Durham firm has been fined after a worker suffered horrific injuries and had to have his arm amputated when he fell into dangerous machinery in an asphalt production plant.

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Firm in court after worker’s life-changing injuries

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wienerberger Limited has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he fell from the roof of an industrial brick oven at a site in Bishop Auckland.

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Safety alert – Risks to occupiers from installation of stone fireplace surrounds

Friday, May 3, 2013

This alert informs designers, manufacturers and suppliers of stone or artificial stone fireplace surrounds of the need to provide adequate fixings and fixing options as well as detailed instructions on their safe assembly.

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Bradford man may lose lower leg after work injury

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Bradford man may need to have his foot and lower leg amputated as a result of a crush injury caused by the safety failures of his employers more than a year ago.

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Cabinet manufacturer fined for worker’s injuries

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A maintenance engineer lost the tips of two fingers when they became caught in machinery in a Plymouth factory, a court heard today.

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Knowsley cable firm fined over severe electric shock

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A cable manufacturer has been fined after an employee suffered a severe electric shock at its factory in Knowsley.

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Conder Allslade in court for safety breaches

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Portsmouth steel manufacturer has been sentenced after one of its workers suffered life-changing injuries when he was hit by a falling 1.4 tonne steel beam.

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