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Skipper jailed for failings that lead to death of diver (COPFS release)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Guthrie Melville, the skipper of the boat ‘Solstice’, has been sentenced to nine month imprisonment today at Stirling Sheriff Court for health and safety regulatory failings that lead to the tragic death of James Irvine in Largo Bay, Leven.

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Company sentenced after worker loses fingers

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A leading international aluminium fabricator has been fined after a worker severed two fingers when his left hand was trapped in the loading clamps of an aluminium metal extrusion machine. 

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Two contractors in court over illegal gas work in Suffolk

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Two men have been fined for organising and carrying out illegal gas work as part of a construction job at a property in Suffolk.

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Produce company in court after reversing forklifts injure workers

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

An East Yorkshire produce company has been ordered to pay more than £46,000 after two workers were seriously injured by reversing forklift trucks in separate incidents at its vegetable processing factory in Chicksands, Bedfordshire.

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Waste company in court over worker’s death

Monday, March 16, 2015

A waste management company has been ordered to pay a total of £265,000, for safety failings after a worker was killed when he was struck by a vehicle at a Watford waste transfer station.

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Kent firm in court after employee severs toes

Friday, March 13, 2015

An engineering firm in Sheerness has been fined after a 20-year-old worker was left disabled when a metal sheet landed on his feet, severing three toes from one and breaking all the toes on the other.

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Construction firms prosecuted after worker crushed by falling conveyor

Friday, March 13, 2015

Three construction companies have been fined after a worker was crushed by a falling section of conveyor at a plant in Sleaford.

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Forfar firm fined after agency worker injured

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Forfar metal galvanising company has been sentenced after an agency worker suffered serious leg injuries when a half-tonne A-frame slipped and fell onto him from a forklift truck.

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Loft company in court for scaffold collapse failings

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A loft conversion company has been fined for safety failings after an employee was injured in a dramatic scaffold collapse outside a property in North London.

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Pair in court for endangering homeowners’ lives

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Two tradesmen have been fined after the lives of homeowners were put at risk when one of them illegally installed a boiler at a home in High Wycombe.

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HSE jobs – Offshore Materials/Corrosion Engineer

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

You will be part of a team concentrating on the inspection, assessment, investigation and enforcement of integrity issues relating to corrosion and materials on UK Offshore Installations. Apply now.

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Engineering firm in court after worker’s hand pulled into machinery

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

An Aberdeenshire firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his gloved hand was pulled into a metalworking lathe.

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Firm in court after workers’ narrow escape in explosion

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A West Yorkshire firm has been fined for safety breaches after its factory was damaged when an industrial oven exploded only minutes after workers had left the area.

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Westfield in court over worker’s fall

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The owners of the Westfield shopping centres have been fined after a worker suffered a fractured shoulder in a fall during construction of a roof extension at White City mall.

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Essex company in court after worker’s life-changing injury

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A vegetable nursery has been fined after a worker’s arm was severed when it was drawn into the unguarded nip point of a machine being used at its site in Nazeing.

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Roofing company fined after worker’s death

Monday, March 9, 2015

A Northamptonshire roofing firm has been sentenced for serious safety failings, which emerged when a worker died after falling through a rooflight.

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Croydon firm’s safety failings led to worker’s multiple injuries

Friday, March 6, 2015

A Surrey-based cleaning firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee suffered life-changing injuries when he plunged six metres through a fragile rooflight.

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Construction firm in court for worker roof fall

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Derbyshire construction company has been fined for safety failings after a scaffolder was seriously injured when he plunged seven metres through a fragile surface during work to extend a London supermarket.

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Hertfordshire firm and director fined after excavation collapse

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The director of a building firm was partially buried when the high sides of an excavation he was working on collapsed on him, a court has heard.

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HSE jobs – Onshore Diving Specialist

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

To inspect and audit companies involved in diving operations and related activities, investigate accidents, complaints and dangerous occurrences, develop technical standards and guidance.

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