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Category: North West press releases

Regional press releases from the North West

Construction worker seriously injured in wall collapse

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Manchester building contractor and a company owner have appeared in court after a worker was seriously injured on a refurbishment site.

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Sole trader receives suspended sentenced after scaffold collapse

Monday, March 6, 2017

A Wigan scaffolder has been sentenced after scaffolding collapsed at a retail site in Loggerheads.

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Oldham building contractor in court over fall from height risk

Friday, February 24, 2017

An Oldham based building firm has been fined for exposing its workers to dangerous work at height.

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Self-employed haulage contractor killed by reversing lorry

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Swinton transport company and a director were in court today following the death of an HGV company owner at their Sandywood Industrial Estate.

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Employer prosecuted after employee falls from roof

Monday, February 13, 2017

A self-employed businessman has been prosecuted after his employee fell from the flat roof of a building and died from his injuries.

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Building Contractor fined after workers fatal fall

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Manchester building contractor has been jailed following the death of a casual labourer who fell nearly seven metres through a fragile roof.

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Landlord prosecuted for gas safety failings

Monday, January 30, 2017

A Preston Landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence after failing to ensure gas appliances in one of her properties were checked for safety.

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Bury demolition contractor fined for failing to prevent exposure to Asbestos

Monday, January 30, 2017

A demolition contractor has been sentenced after admitting illegally removing asbestos from a building he was working on.

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Asbestos Analyst fined for falsifying documents

Thursday, January 19, 2017

An asbestos analyst has been fined after he falsified an asbestos air clearance certificate, following licensed asbestos removal in Manchester.

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Bolton resident dies in lift shaft fall

Friday, December 23, 2016

A property management company has been fined after a resident of Marsden House in Bolton died after falling down a lift shaft.

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Dairy Manufacturer fined after worker’s fragile roof fall

Thursday, December 22, 2016

A dairy manufacturer has been fined £400,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell 15 feet through a fragile roof panel.

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Employee prosecuted for dangerous work at height

Monday, December 19, 2016

An employee of a steel erection firm has been sentenced at Manchester Magistrates Court after admitted working unsafely at height on a hotel development in central Manchester.

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Asbestos removal supervisor fined for exposing workers to deadly fibres

Monday, December 19, 2016

An asbestos removal supervisor has been sentenced after admitting exposing numerous workers to deadly asbestos fibres during licensed asbestos removal works.

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Crushing plant operative left seriously injured

Monday, December 19, 2016

A crushing plant firm has been fined after worker lost his left arm when it was dragged into exposed machinery.

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Air conditioning maintenance company in court over workers fall

Friday, December 16, 2016

A Leeds based air conditioning maintenance company has been fined after a worker fell 3 metres through a false ceiling.

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Prosecution of local roofing specialist company and its directors over unsafe roof work

Monday, December 12, 2016

A specialist roofing company and its two directors have been sentenced after admitting working unsafely at height on a hotel development in central Manchester during a major refurbishment and extension works.
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Employee seriously injured after fork lift truck overturns

Friday, December 9, 2016

A construction company has been fined after a 58 year old worker suffered serious injuries when the fork lift truck and attached man-riding cage that he was working from overturned and he fell to the floor.

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Company and Director fined after Multiple Safety Failings on Construction Site

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A construction company and its Managing Director have been prosecuted for operating an unsafe construction site during the conversion of a building in Bollington.

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Birkenhead Shipbuilder fined £400,000 for safety failings

Monday, December 5, 2016

A Birkenhead ship builder and repairer has appeared in court after a worker suffered serious injuries whilst carrying out repair work.

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Company fined after workers fall into pulping machine

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A maintenance company has appeared in court after a worker suffered serious injuries after falling 7 metres.

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