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Category: South West press releases

Regional press releases from the South West

Company fined after worker’s foot was exposed to machinery

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A company that produces and supplies wood shavings for use as horse bedding has been fined after a worker suffered a serious foot injury at its site in Andover, Hampshire.

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Teenage apprentice loses finger while on work experience

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A construction company has admitted to failing to properly train and supervise work on a dangerous machine after a teenage boy on work experience had a finger amputated while working unsupervised on a log splitter.

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Estate agents fined after member of the public fell down a well

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wiltshire based estate agents have been fined after a member of the public they were showing round a property fell 30ft down a well.

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Butchers fined after worker suffers hand injuries

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A butchers has been fined after a worker suffered deep lacerations to one his hands when working.

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Oxfordshire based company fined for safety failings

Monday, February 6, 2017

An Oxfordshire based, ground engineering company has been fined after a worker contracted severe hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).

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Suspended prison sentence for Plymouth landlord who endangered tenants

Friday, December 9, 2016

The landlord of a property in Plymouth risked the lives of his tenants and their young family by not undertaking annual safety checks on gas appliances in the property and by undertaking gaswork which was found to be dangerous.

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Company fined after young worker injured

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A waste management company has been prosecuted after a worker was left with life changing injuries.

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Man killed and another seriously injured by cows

Monday, December 5, 2016

A farmer based near Bradford on Avon, has been fined after two members of the public were attacked and injured, one fatally, by cows in a field.

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NHS trust fined following patients death

Friday, November 25, 2016

A South West NHS trust has been fined £200,000 after a patient fell to their death from a window.

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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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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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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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Two scaffolders receive suspended prison sentence following workers death

Friday, September 16, 2016

Two scaffolders from St Austell, Cornwall have received suspended prison sentences following a death of a worker who fell 7m to his death.

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Manufacturing company fined for safety failings

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A manufacturing company based in Somerset has been fined for safety failings

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Illegal Newquay gas fitter sentenced for undertaking unregistered gaswork

Thursday, September 15, 2016

An unregistered gas fitter has been order to complete 250 hours of community service for illegally installing a LPG gas boiler and hob at a Newquay home as well as producing fraudulent documentation.

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Firm sentenced after worker’s arm severed

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Bristol based manufacturer of concrete products has been fined after a worker’s arm was torn off when it was pulled into the rotating tail pulley of a conveyor belt.

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Torbay plumber and company who contracted him prosecuted after illegal and dangerous gaswork

Friday, July 1, 2016

An illegal gas fitter and the company that hired him have both been prosecuted after work was left in a dangerous condition at a home in Torquay.

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North Devon engineer undertook false gas safety checks

Thursday, June 30, 2016

A gas engineer undertook gaswork despite his registration with Gas Safe Register (GSR) lapsing and produced false documents claiming the work had been completed by a member of Gas Safe Register.

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Fish processing firm fined after man killed by falling boxes

Friday, June 24, 2016

A Plymouth company has been fined £500,000 after an employee suffered fatal injuries when a stack of boxes of frozen fish fell on him.

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Two companies fined after worker falls three metres from ledge of building

Thursday, May 19, 2016

A window fitting company and the principal contractor at a construction site have been fined for safety failings after a worker fell a total of three metres while installing glazed units

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