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Star Wars film maker fined £1.6 million for injuring Harrison Ford

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The makers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been sentenced after failing to protect the actors and workers while on set during filming at Pinewood Studio, Slough, Buckinghamshire.

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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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Construction firm fined after hoarding falls on passer-by

Monday, October 10, 2016

A construction company from Cambridge has been fined after temporary hoarding from one of their sites fell onto a member of public walking along the high street.

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Metal company fined after worker loses foot

Friday, October 7, 2016

A Bedfordshire metal company has been fined for safety breaches after a worker suffered severe leg injuries and lost most of his foot.

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Torbay plumber sentenced after illegal gas work

Friday, October 7, 2016

An illegal gas fitter has been prosecuted after he installed a gas boiler and left it in a potentially dangerous state because he did not commission it.

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Council fined after employee was injured from fall

Friday, October 7, 2016

A Yorkshire council has been fined after an employee was injured when he fell from a ladder.

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Construction company fined after worker losses both legs

Friday, October 7, 2016

A Cornish construction company has been fined after their worker had to have both legs amputated, around the knee, after being crushed by a dumper truck.

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Tyre explosion seriously injures worker

Thursday, October 6, 2016

A tyre maintenance company has been fined after a tyre exploded seriously injuring a worker.

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Building contractor prosecuted following worker’s fall

Thursday, October 6, 2016

A building contractor from Wokingham has been prosecuted after a worker fell and punctured his lung while carrying out demolition work.

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Worker suffers severe injuries in roof fall

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A roofing company has been fined after a worker fell five metres through a roof sustaining severe injuries.

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Worker injured after being struck by concrete skip

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A site manager and a worker have been fined for safety failings after another worker was struck by a concrete skip at a construction site in South London.

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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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Paper mill worker left with disabling crush injuries

Friday, September 30, 2016

A Halifax paper mill firm has been fined for safety breaches after a worker suffered severe crush injuries to his right hand.

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HSE issues MOD with Crown Censure over soldier death

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been issued with a Crown Censure by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a soldier died when he was shot in the neck on a training exercise.

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Contractor seriously injured in fragile skylight fall

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

London exhibition venue firm, The Business Design Centre Ltd, and a building contractor have been fined for safety failings after a specialist contractor fell through a fragile skylight.

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Roofing firm fined after worker’s ladder fall

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A King’s Lynn roofing company has been prosecuted after a worker fell seven metres from a scaffold access ladder while assisting with chimney repairs.

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Self-employed trader fined for safety failings

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Bradford self-employed trader was sentenced today for safety breaches after poor scaffolding arrangements at a domestic property put himself and others at risk.

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Alton Towers’ owners fined £5million over Smiler crash

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The owners of Alton Towers have been fined £5million with costs of £69,955.40 following a rollercoaster collision which left 16 people injured, a number of them seriously.

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HSE to prosecute manufacturing company following Red Arrow pilot death

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has informed an ejection seat manufacturer that it will be prosecuted following the death of Flt Lt Sean Cunningham on 8th November 2011.

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