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Category: North East press releases

Regional press releases from the North East

Landlord given suspended prison sentence over gas failings

Monday, October 17, 2016

A Durham landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence following his failure to maintain or check the gas fittings in one of his properties.

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Manufacturing company fined for health and safety failures

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A manufacturing company based in South Shields has been fined for health and safety failures.

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Worker injured falling down a service riser shaft

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A construction company in Gateshead has been fined after a worker suffered injury when he fell down a service riser shaft.

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Company fined for safety failings after worker injures hand on lathe

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A company in Leeds, has been fined after a worker suffered injury when his hand came into contact with a lathe.

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Company fined after joiner injured

Monday, July 11, 2016

A construction company in Northumberland has been fined after a joiner fell approximately four metres suffering injury.

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Worker injured when entangled in machinery

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

An engineering company based in Sheffield has been fined after a worker became entangled in machinery.

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British Telecommunications PLC fined £600,000 after workers injured

Friday, May 27, 2016

British Telecommunications PLC has been fined after two of its employees were seriously injured in falls from height.

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Man jailed for illegal gas work

Monday, May 16, 2016

A Darlington man has been jailed for carrying out illegal gas work on three occasions.

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Firm fined after forklift truck operator killed

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A large steel fabrication company based in North Yorkshire, has been fined after a forklift truck (FLT) operator was killed when the truck he was operating overturned. However, the offence to which the company pleaded guilty was not a significant cause of the fatal accident.

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Man fined for potentially exposing members of the public to asbestos

Monday, March 7, 2016

A man from County Durham has been fined for potentially exposing members of the public to asbestos fibres during the refurbishment of a residential property on South Parade, Croft on Tees, County Durham.

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Landlord sentenced for reconnecting capped gas supply

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A landlord in Stockton-on-Tees, has been sentenced after illegally uncapping and reconnecting a gas supply.

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Man fined after exposing employees to asbestos

Monday, January 25, 2016

An employee exposed his workers to asbestos fibres during the refurbishment of a social club in Ashington, Northumberland.

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Two firms fined after worker was seriously hurt in fall from roof

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A construction company and a roofing firm have been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a fall through the roof of a South Shields community centre.

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Quarry company fined after worker injured due to unguarded drilling rig

Friday, December 4, 2015

A quarry company has been fined after an employee lost two fingers after coming into contact with a drill fitted to a hydraulic excavator at a dimension stone quarry.

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Teesside firm fined after worker’s fatal fall

Monday, November 23, 2015

A north east port has been fined £400,000 following the death of an agency worker who fell eight metres onto the steel deck of ship’s hold at Hartlepool Dock

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Company fined after failure to act on asbestos risks

Monday, November 23, 2015

An engineering firm has been fined after asbestos was found at their factory and they failed to document or manage the risks to employees or visitors to the site.

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Father and son fined after worker fell from roof

Monday, November 23, 2015

A father and son have been fined after a worker fell four metres through a fragile roof he was working on in Hartlepool.

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Stone masonry boss failed to protect his workers’ health

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The owner of a stone masonry company has been fined for failing to protect the health of his workers, exposing them to preventable risk of suffering life-changing conditions.

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Farm owners sentenced after injury to worker

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The proprietors of a Northumberland farm were fined after an employee suffered leg injuries after a concrete panel fell on him.

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Builder fined following fatal accident

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A builder has been fined for failing to ensure the safety of one of his employees, who suffered a fatal accident. 

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