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Firm in court for unsafe refurbishment work

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A construction company has been fined for unsafe refurbishment work that exposed workers to the risk of serious injuries.

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Construction industry invited to free safety seminar

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Members of the construction industry from across the Midlands are being invited to a free seminar looking at the challenges facing the sector, including forthcoming changes to regulations.

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Engineer in court after worker crushed to death on pier

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

An engineering boss has been sentenced after an employee was crushed to death on a pier in Orkney.

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Hospital gas leak leads to prosecution for major construction firm

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd has been fined for causing a major gas leak at a Staffordshire hospital.

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One in two basement sites in top London boroughs fails safety inspections

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Almost half of domestic basement projects across three London boroughs failed unannounced safety checks during a two-day initiative, figures reveal.

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Farmer fined after cows cause walker’s life-threatening injuries

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A farmer has been prosecuted after a walker sustained life-threatening injuries when she was trampled by cows while walking on a public footpath.

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Kent boys’ school fined over pupil’s head injuries

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The governors of a boys’ school in Tonbridge have been prosecuted after a 14-year-old pupil was severely injured when he was hit by a shot put thrown by another boy.

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Materials company prosecuted for worker’s crush injury

Monday, March 23, 2015

A global materials company has been fined after a maintenance engineer’s hand was crushed at its West Midlands factory.

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Leeds trader’s suspended jail sentence over asbestos exposure

Monday, March 23, 2015

A Leeds trader has been given a suspended jail sentence after exposing a household and workers to potentially dangerous levels of asbestos fibres at a home in Bramhope.

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HSE statement following sentencing of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Friday, March 20, 2015

Statement following the sentencing of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service at Edinburgh High Court in relation to the death of firefighter Ewan Williamson in 2009.

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Toy firm and builder in court over warehouse roof death

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Lancashire-based toy distributor and a builder have been sentenced after a worker plunged to his death through a warehouse roof.

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South Yorkshire firm a ‘serial safety offender’

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Rotherham-based metals business has been sentenced after it repeatedly risked workers’ lives by making them use dangerous machines – notching up a shocking 31 enforcement notices for safety breaches in just three months.

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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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