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Category: North West press releases

Regional press releases from the North West

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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International Engineering Company in Court over workers death

Thursday, November 17, 2016

An international engineering company has been sentenced following the death of a worker who fell 30 feet from an electricity pylon.

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Three fined after man loses life due to fall through fragile roof

Friday, November 11, 2016

A company, its director, and a self-employed contractor have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after Terry Lewis (a 65 year old retired mechanic) was fatally injured by falling through a roof light.

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Packaging firm fined over safety breaches

Friday, November 4, 2016

A packaging company has been fined after a worker’s thumb was severed due to the company’s failure to take adequate measures to prevent access to dangerous parts of machinery.

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Plastics processing company fined for safety failings

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A Liverpool plastic processing and reprocessing company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when his arm was caught in a machine.

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Council and contractors fined after man dies and another seriously injured in roadworks

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Liverpool City Council and two of its contractors have been prosecuted following two separate incidents involving roadworks on a busy city centre road.

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Environmental services firm fined for safety failings

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Lancashire based environmental services company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when his arm was crushed by machinery.

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Manufacturing firm fined after worker crushed to death

Monday, October 10, 2016

Oldham manufacturing firm R Tindall (Fabricators) Ltd has been prosecuted after a worker died after he was crushed under metal pipework.

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Bolton night club owner fined over asbestos exposure

Monday, October 3, 2016

A Bolton night club owner has been sentenced after admitting a failure to carry out a survey for asbestos before starting on the refurbishment of a local night club.

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Supermarket in court after worker injured in roof fall

Friday, September 30, 2016

Supermarket chain Tesco has been fined after health and safety breaches led to a worker falling through a skylight.

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Star company of BBC series prosecuted over worker injury

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Bolton based scrapyard that featured in a recent BBC documentary series has been sentenced after an employee suffered facial injuries at work.

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Worker Entrapped in Machinery due to Company’s Safety Failings

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how on 21 January 2016, the employee had been attempting to resolve a jam at the rear of the CNC Uniteam Esseteam Sprint machine, when it began to move. His leg became trapped under the machine.  The interlock guard on the machine had been defective for a period of many years, and the safety gate was always left open.

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Engineering Company in court over fork lift incident

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

An engineering company in Knowsley has been fined after an employee was badly injured when he was struck by a metal structure during a lifting process.

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Conservatory roof manufacturer fined after workers fall

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A conservatory roof manufacturer and installer has appeared in court after a worker suffered serious injuries in a fall from a conservatory roof.

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Company director jailed following workers death

Friday, August 26, 2016

A company director has been jailed for 12-months following the death of one of his workers.

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Diecasting firm fined after worker suffers serious burns

Friday, August 12, 2016

Manchester aluminium diecasting producer Presbar Diecastings Ltd, has been fined £140,000 after a worker suffered life threatening injuries when he became trapped in a machine.

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Security firms fined over death of security guard

Friday, August 12, 2016

Two security companies have been fined after a security guard died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

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NHS Foundation Trust fined over patient death

Friday, July 29, 2016

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has been fined for safety failings after a patient drowned during a canoeing activity event.

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Drinks manufacturer in court over workers loss of hand

Monday, July 11, 2016

An Ellesmere Port based home brewing kit manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s right hand was severed while cleaning a blending machine.

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