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Category: South West press releases

Regional press releases from the South West

Company fined after scaffold collapse

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A Dorset based company has been fined after a scaffold collapsed at an industrial unit in Wallisdown, Poole.

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Construction company fined after worker fell through fragile roof

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

T Broom Construction Limited has today been fined after an employee of the company fell more than five metres through a fragile roof onto the ground.

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Company fined after death of worker

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Western Power Distribution (South West) PLC, a Bristol based company has been fined after the death of one of its employees at a remote site in Cornwall.

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Two companies fined after worker struck by scaffolding

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Two South West based companies have been fined after a 44-year old woman was struck by scaffolding.

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Company fined after the death of worker

Friday, June 16, 2017

A North East based contractor Pyeroy Ltd has been fined due to failings in their work at height rescue planning.

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Company fined after failing to comply with enforcement action

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hatchmere Park Ltd has been fined after failing to comply with enforcement safety notices.

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South Devon engineer sentenced for unregistered gas work

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

An unregistered plumber has been sentenced after conducting gas work and leaving it in a dangerous state.

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Haulage company fined after worker crushed

Monday, April 3, 2017

Bryan Alexander Ltd has been fined after one its workers was crushed by a hydraulic extension on one of its vehicles on the roadside in Plymouth.

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Electrical appliance company fined after worker’s death

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited has today been fined after a self-employed contractor fell from a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) and later died from his injuries.

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Suspended prison sentence for Plymouth man undertaking illegal gas work at tenanted property

Monday, March 20, 2017

An unregistered gas fitter has been sentenced for illegally carrying out gas safety work at a rented house.

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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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