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Steel worker left scarred for life

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

International steel giant Tata has been fined £180,000 after pleading guilty to safety breaches after an employee narrowly escaped death when he was showered in scalding molten metal in a massive explosion at its Rotherham plant.

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Illegal gas fitter fined

Monday, November 9, 2015

A self-employed Middleton man was fined for carrying out gas work while not being registered with Gas Safe Register.

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Worker badly burned after digging into electricity cable

Friday, November 6, 2015

A man sustained serious, life-changing injuries after striking a 415v electricity cable during work to refurbish a pharmacy in central London.

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Ladder fall leads to court for Nottingham sub-contractor

Friday, November 6, 2015

A Nottingham sub-contractor has been prosecuted after a worker was injured when he fell from an unsafe ladder.

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Carpenter in court after trainee’s fingers were severed

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The owner of a Bedfordshire joinery and carpentry business pleaded guilty to failing to report an accident, where a person had two fingers amputated, which had occurred at his workshop. 

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Plumber left gas boiler in dangerous state

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A self-employed plumber left a boiler with numerous faults and in a dangerous state at a customer’s home at Hillyfield Road, Exeter.

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Forklift collision injures worker

Thursday, November 5, 2015

An Essex haulage firm has been fined after an employee was struck by a forklift truck (FLT) driven by an untrained operative.

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Roofing firm fined after workers are exposed to lead

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A Gloucestershire roofing company pleaded guilty to health and safety failings after workers were put at risk of significant levels of exposure to lead.

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Farm owners sentenced after injury to worker

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The proprietors of a Northumberland farm were fined after an employee suffered leg injuries after a concrete panel fell on him.

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River Brain scaffold collapse lands three in Court

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Three companies working on construction of residential apartments have been sentenced after workers narrowly escaped injury when a huge scaffold collapsed in the River Brain.

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Skip company and director fined after worker killed in excavator fall

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

West Sussex waste management firm South Coast Skips Ltd and its owner have been prosecuted after one worker died and another was left seriously injured when they fell from the bucket of an excavator.

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Plastics company fined after worker’s injury

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A plastics company who engineer nylon products has been sentenced after an employee had his finger amputated as a result of an incident with a circular saw.

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Building firm in court for ignoring regulator

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A building contractor has been sentenced after ignoring enforcement notices from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). 

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Firms sentenced after construction death

Monday, November 2, 2015

Two associate companies have been fined after the death of a worker in London, killed when concrete joists fell on him.

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Logistics company fined after driver struck by falling pallet

Monday, November 2, 2015

A logistics company has been fined for safety failings after a driver was injured when he was hit by a pallet that fell from a fork lift truck. 

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Food firm fined after worker’s injury

Monday, November 2, 2015

A food manufacturing firm has been sentenced after an employee had two fingers severed in a workplace incident.

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Roofer sentenced after safety breaches

Friday, October 30, 2015

The owner of a specialist roofing company has been sentenced after admitting dangerous working practices.

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Firm sentenced after worker dies after inhaling paint stripper

Friday, October 30, 2015

An employer has been fined after a worker died after inhaling fumes while cleaning a chemical stripping paint tank at a motor vehicle repair company. 

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Man falls from roof with life-changing injuries

Thursday, October 29, 2015

A man was sentenced for safety failings that led to a father-of-three falling from the roof of a house, resulting in horrific head and spinal injuries.

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Waste and recycling firm fined £100,000 after worker suffers multiple arm fractures

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Waste and recycling company F&R Cawley Limited has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious fractures when his arm was dragged into the rollers of a moving conveyor belt. 

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