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Firm prosecuted following the avoidable death of a roof worker

Friday, July 24, 2015

A Darwen firm have appeared in court after one of their employees, Graham Readfern (56 yrs old from Bacup), died after falling from the roof of a partly completed loft conversion project in January 2012.

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Council sentenced over park injury to toddler

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A council appeared in court for sentencing today after an incident in which a three-year-old girl was struck by a park ranger’s vehicle.

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Government agrees high level principles for rodenticides stewardship regimes

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A cross-government ‘Oversight Group’ has agreed a set of high-level principles to assist industry in developing stewardship regimes to control the use of rodenticides.

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Quarrying company fined for safety failings

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Derbyshire quarrying company has been fined for safety failings after suffering a significant failure of a quarry face.

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Construction firms sentenced after worker death

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A national construction firm and a glazing contractor have been sentenced after pleading guilty to safety breaches after a worker fell to his death from a store front in Exeter.

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Construction company puts residents and public at risk

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A construction company has been fined for safety failings that put workers, residents and the public at risk from falling debris and possible collapse of the building.

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Two companies fined for safety failings

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Two companies have been fined for dangerously installing and operating gas fired tumble driers at a student hall of residence, while not Gas Safe Registered.

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Buckinghamshire tape firm fined after worker lost finger

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

An adhesive tape manufacturing company has been fined after a worker lost a finger in an unguarded machine.

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Leeds plumber jailed after illegal gas work

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Leeds trader, who operates under several aliases, was jailed for carrying out illegal gas work and putting a family and two children at risk of serious injury, or even death. 

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Employee severely injures leg at HGV spray painting company

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A HGV spray painting company has been fined for safety failings that led to a worker sustaining a serious fracture to his left leg.

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Cleaning company fined for putting workers lives at risk

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Sheffield property and cleaning company was fined for breaching Work at Height regulations. 

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Company fined after worker entangled in machinery

Monday, July 20, 2015

A shellfish processing company has been fined for safety failings that led to a worker’s hand and arm being entangled in machinery

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HSE at major incident in Cheshire

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive has, since Friday, supported the emergency services in their response to a major incident at a mill in Cheshire.

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Businessman in court after worker loses forearm

Friday, July 17, 2015

A Kent businessman has been sentenced after a worker lost his right forearm when it got caught and mangled in an unguarded tyre-shredding machine.

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Director sentenced after worker dies on second day of job

Friday, July 17, 2015

A company director was sentenced today after a trench collapse which killed a young father on only his second day at work for his company. 

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Man fined for unregistered gas work

Friday, July 17, 2015

 A man running a plumbing and heating company has been fined for safety failings that led to the householder’s gas appliances being put “At Risk”.

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Company fined after work suffers HAV

Friday, July 17, 2015

A facilities management company has been fined for safety failings that contributed to a worker sustaining Hand Arm Vibration.

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‘A miracle he was not killed’ says judge as logistics firm fined £75,000

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A logistics firm was fined £75,000 after a worker suffered life-changing injuries in a fall from a roof.

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Roofing contractor and director fined over brick-layer death

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Yorkshire roofing firm and its Director have been prosecuted after a worker fell to his death though a fragile roof-light.

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Employee injures two fingers at packaging company

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A packaging company has been fined for safety failings that led to a worker sustaining serious injury to his right hand.

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