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Category: East of England press releases

Regional press releases from the East of England

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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Worker loses all fingers and thumb in machinery

Friday, May 13, 2016

An assistant farm manager from Norwich lost all his fingers and thumb of his left hand when it became caught in machinery.

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Plastics manufacturer fined for death of worker

Friday, May 13, 2016

A plastics manufacturer from Cambridgeshire has been fined and given a suspended sentence after a worker died after he was crushed by printing machinery.

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Roofing contractor fined for safety failings

Friday, May 13, 2016

A Cambridgeshire based roofing contractor has been fined for safety failings which put three workers at risk.

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Major frozen food manufacturer fined for safety failings

Monday, May 9, 2016

A major frozen food manufacturer based in Scarborough has been fined £800,000 for safety failings after an employee nearly lost his arm.

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