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Category: East of England press releases

Regional press releases from the East of England

Power company fined £1m after runner electrocuted

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A company which maintains the power distribution supplies to London, the South East and East of England has been fined £1million after a runner was electrocuted by a low-hanging high voltage power cable.

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Charges over steel collapse incident – four deaths

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Health and Safety Executive has charged four parties with safety offences relating to the deaths of Thomas and Daniel Hazelton, Adam Taylor and Peter Johnson on 21 January 2011.

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Firm fined for safety failings after worker fell four metres from scaffolding

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

An East Anglian Scaffolding company was fined after a worker fell over four metres suffering severe injuries.

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Port operator fined after worker injured by capstan

Thursday, January 21, 2016

An Essex maritime terminal worker suffered serious injury after his arm became wrapped around a powered capstan, while mooring an ocean-going vessel.

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School fined after pupil paralysed when swing collapsed

Friday, January 15, 2016

A Hertfordshire school has been fined for safety failings after a pupil suffered permanent paralysis when a swing collapsed.

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Failure to plan on multi-storey refurbishment put over 100 lives at risk

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Company carrying out construction work to convert an eight storey former Ford office block into 384 flats has been prosecuted for safety failings that put many at risk.

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Water supplier fined after three maintenance workers injured

Friday, December 18, 2015

Cambridgeshire water supplier, Anglian Water Services Limited (AWSL), has been fined after three workers were injured in two separate incidents at its water recycling centres in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, and Saffron Walden, Essex.

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Company fined after worker injured by machinery

Monday, December 14, 2015

A manufacturing company was fined after a worker suffered crush injuries to his left hand from the moving rollers in a machine.

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Company fined and two directors get suspended prison sentence after 27-year-old killed by telehandler

Friday, December 11, 2015

A landscaping company and its two directors were sentenced after Russell Meech, a 27 year old landscape gardener was killed when he fell under the wheels of a telehandler.

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Builder sentenced for endangering young family

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A Chelmsford builder has received a suspended prison sentence after his faulty design and workmanship led to a family being exposed to deadly exhaust fumes from a gas boiler.

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Cinema director fined for asbestos management failings

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A St Albans cinema director has been fined after he put workers and members of the public at risk of exposure to asbestos. 

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Construction site manager fined for safety failings

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A construction site manager was fined for safety failings after a worker was injured while working at height. 

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Worker suffers loss of eye in explosion while inflating tyre

Thursday, November 19, 2015

An Essex-based company which sells and services agricultural machinery has been fined £750,000 after an incident which left a worker permanently blind in one eye.

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Building contractor fined for safety failings

Monday, November 16, 2015

A building company firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered permanent injury to his eye from lack of correct protection.

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Carpenter in court after trainee’s fingers were severed

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The owner of a Bedfordshire joinery and carpentry business pleaded guilty to failing to report an accident, where a person had two fingers amputated, which had occurred at his workshop. 

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Forklift collision injures worker

Thursday, November 5, 2015

An Essex haulage firm has been fined after an employee was struck by a forklift truck (FLT) driven by an untrained operative.

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River Brain scaffold collapse lands three in Court

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Three companies working on construction of residential apartments have been sentenced after workers narrowly escaped injury when a huge scaffold collapsed in the River Brain.

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Logistics company fined after driver struck by falling pallet

Monday, November 2, 2015

A logistics company has been fined for safety failings after a driver was injured when he was hit by a pallet that fell from a fork lift truck. 

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Roofer sentenced after safety breaches

Friday, October 30, 2015

The owner of a specialist roofing company has been sentenced after admitting dangerous working practices.

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Waste and recycling firm fined £100,000 after worker suffers multiple arm fractures

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Waste and recycling company F&R Cawley Limited has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious fractures when his arm was dragged into the rollers of a moving conveyor belt. 

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