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Category: North East press releases

Regional press releases from the North East

Overhead crane worker suffers life threatening injuries

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A Cleckheaton engineering firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered life changing injuries.

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University of Northumbria fined after botched experiment nearly kills students

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle has been fined after two students fell seriously ill following a laboratory experiment.

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Company prosecuted after workers were severely burned

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A North East engineering company was sentenced today for safety breaches after two of its workers were burned when they were sprayed with chemicals during chemical cleaning of a pipework system.

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Worker suffers facial injury from crowbar

Thursday, December 1, 2016

A construction company from Northallerton has been fined after a worker suffered facial injury from a crowbar.

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Chemical company fined £3mil after the release of toxic vapour cloud on two separate occasions

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A chemical company was sentenced today after a worker was killed and one left with life changing injuries when they were overcome by a toxic vapour cloud.

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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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