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Company fined for failure to comply with improvement notices

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A London based company who fabricate structural steel products has been fined for failure to maintain compliance with the law following prior HSE enforcement action.

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Scrap metal firm in court over worker’s severe forklift injuries

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A scrap metal firm and its director have been fined after a Manchester worker suffered severe injuries to his left arm when it became stuck in a forklift truck.

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Two companies fined after director of one falls through a skylight

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after the director of one company fell through a skylight at the other company’s site.

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HSE to prosecute film company after Star Wars incident

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed Foodles Production (UK) Ltd that it will be prosecuted over an incident in which actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured during the filming of Star Wars: The Forces Awakens.

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Manufacturing company and director fined for safety failings

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A manufacturing company based in Shrewsbury and its director have been fined after an empty 45 gallon steel drum once containing flammable liquid caught fire and exploded when being cut in half.

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Scaffolding firm in court after worker’s roof fall

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hemel Hempstead Scaffolding Limited has been fined after a worker suffered life changing injuries when he fell from the roof of a barn.

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Firm fined after operator injured in “Binder” press

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

An Oxford based company who supply heating equipment has been fined after a worker suffered injuries to his fingers in a hydraulic press.

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Company fined for safety failings when dealing with asbestos at a school

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

An Oxford based company has been fined after disturbing asbestos insulation board (AIB) at a school.

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Fuel giant sentenced over offshore platform gas releases

Monday, February 8, 2016

One of the world’s largest oil and gas exploration and production companies has been fined after gas leaks on a gas platform off the Lincolnshire coast put workers’ lives in danger. 

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Chemical company fined for dangerous gas release

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Multi-national chemical producer, Solvay Solutions UK Limited, has been fined after a dangerous gas was released into the atmosphere causing disruption to the M5 and thousands of homes nearby. 

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Firm fined after operator injured in bagging machine

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A company who grow and package salads have been fined after an employee lost the tips of two fingers in a bagging machine.

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Company fined after carrying out dangerous window installation work eight metres above a West End street

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A company which manufactured and installed windows has been fined £36,000 after carrying out work in the West End of London with no measures to prevent workers falling eight metres and after dropping part of a window onto the public area below.

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Firm fined after fatality at waste recycling site

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A scrap metal recycling company based in Sheffield has been fined for safety failings after a worker was killed when he was hit in the head by an exploding gas cylinder.

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Worker falls through roof light

Monday, February 1, 2016

A scaffolding company based in Dorset has been fined for safety failings following an incident where an employee fell through a roof light.

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Cheshire construction company guilty of bricklayer’s death

Friday, January 29, 2016

A Cheshire construction company has been prosecuted following a fatal accident in 2011 at a site in Wimslow.

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Worker’s legs crushed by concrete table tennis tables

Friday, January 29, 2016

A Manchester table tennis table manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s legs were crushed when four one-ton concrete tables toppled over.

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Company fined after worker injured in boat hatch incident

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Hampshire based boat company has been fined for safety failings after one of their contracted boat builders was left unconscious for 10 minutes when a hydraulic engine hatch closed on him.

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College fined after tree felling injury

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A college in Surrey has been fined after a student was struck on the leg by a tree as it was being felled.

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Firm fined for safety failings after worker fell from dumper truck

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A civil engineering company was fined after a worker fell from his dumper truck suffering a fracture to his spine.

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Runcorn firm sentenced after HGV crushes worker to death

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Runcorn haulage firm has been ordered to pay £90,000 in fines and costs after an employee was crushed to death by a runaway lorry.

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