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Category: East of England press releases

Regional press releases from the East of England

Essex Companies fined after employees exposed to asbestos

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Two Essex-based companies have been fined after exposing workers to potentially deadly asbestos over a period of years, despite knowing of its presence, in units that they occupied in Manor Road Trading Estate, Benfleet.

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Trio of firms fined £2million after worker’s leg is broken in trench collapse

Monday, December 19, 2016

Three companies have been sentenced today (19 December 2016) in Lincoln Crown Court after a worker’s leg was broken in six places when a trench which he was working in collapsed on him

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Sentence after member of public injured after garage pit fall

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A self-employed garage mechanic was fined today after a member of the public was injured when picking up his vehicle from the premises.

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Hospital fined after safety failings led to dementia patient’s death

Monday, November 28, 2016

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £366,000 after the death of a patient on a specialist dementia ward.

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Farming and drilling contractors fined after mast strikes power line

Monday, October 24, 2016

Two Norfolk-based companies have been fined after a worker suffered life-changing injuries following an overhead power line strike.

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Building contractor in court after worker killed by falling load

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A building contractor has been fined after a worker was killed when a load fell from a tower crane during a lifting operation in Colchester.

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Metal company fined after worker loses foot

Friday, October 7, 2016

A Bedfordshire metal company has been fined for safety breaches after a worker suffered severe leg injuries and lost most of his foot.

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Council fined after employee was injured from fall

Friday, October 7, 2016

A Yorkshire council has been fined after an employee was injured when he fell from a ladder.

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Tyre explosion seriously injures worker

Thursday, October 6, 2016

A tyre maintenance company has been fined after a tyre exploded seriously injuring a worker.

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Building contractor prosecuted following worker’s fall

Thursday, October 6, 2016

A building contractor from Wokingham has been prosecuted after a worker fell and punctured his lung while carrying out demolition work.

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Roofing firm fined after worker’s ladder fall

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A King’s Lynn roofing company has been prosecuted after a worker fell seven metres from a scaffold access ladder while assisting with chimney repairs.

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HSE to prosecute manufacturing company following Red Arrow pilot death

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has informed an ejection seat manufacturer that it will be prosecuted following the death of Flt Lt Sean Cunningham on 8th November 2011.

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Farm fined for unlawful use of dangerous poison

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Norfolk farming firm T Long and Company Limited has been prosecuted for putting workers and members of the public at risk from a dangerous poison being used to control rabbits.

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School fined for safety failings at summer camp

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A School in Canterbury, has been fined for safety failings at a summer activity camp.

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Engineering firm fined after worker suffers severe leg injuries

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A company based in Milton Keynes has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered serious injuries to his leg.

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Gas engineer fined for unsafe installation

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Gas Safe registered engineer from Middlesex has been fined for safety failings after he carried out an unsafe installation.

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Company expose family to risk of asbestos

Friday, July 29, 2016

A Hertfordshire-based home improvement company has been fined after the unsafe removal of asbestos material from a domestic property.

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Essex school fined after refurbishment disturbs asbestos

Friday, July 22, 2016

An Essex school has been fined after poorly-planned and managed refurbishment and maintenance activities exposed school staff and others to asbestos.

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Gas engineer sentenced for putting tenants at risk

Monday, June 13, 2016

A gas engineer has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service for putting tenants at risk in rented homes in Chelmsford.

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Company fined for safety failings

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Bedford company that produces shower trays has been fined for safety failings following an inspection.

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