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Category: West Midlands press releases

Regional press releases from the West Midlands

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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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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Distillery blaze left 21-year-old worker engulfed in flames

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A distillery in Oldbury has been fined after an employee was engulfed in flames in a fire that destroyed the warehouse and its contents.

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Manufacturer fined after worker was crushed by door

Friday, August 5, 2016

A Worcestershire-based manufacturer was fined after a worker nearly lost his life when a door collapsed and pinned him to a baler.

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Suspended prison sentence for unregistered gas fitter

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A gas fitter from Walsall has received a suspended prison sentence after he fitted a hob at a house in Tamworth when not on the Gas Safe Register.

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Worker contracts allergic contact dermatitis

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A company based in Hereford which manufactures rubber sealants has been fined after a worker contracted allergic contact dermatitis.

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Firm fined after three employees overcome by fumes

Friday, June 10, 2016

A food waste disposal and recycling firm has been fined £250,000 after three employees were overcome by toxic gases, including hydrogen sulphide, and a reduced oxygen atmosphere in an animal waste facility in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Firm fined after two workers suffer severe electrical burns

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

An engineering company based in Birmingham has been fined after two workers suffered severe electrical burns

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Body manufacturing firm fined after workers crushed between vehicles

Monday, May 16, 2016

A vehicle body manufacturing company in Stoke-on-Trent has been fined after two workers were seriously injured when they were crushed between a moving vehicle and stationary vehicles.

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Worker loses life after fall from roof

Thursday, May 5, 2016

A Birmingham maintenance company has been fined after a worker died as a result of falling from the roof of a five-storey building.

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Young apprentice loses finger on rotary press

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The owner of a business that manufactures specialist adhesive tape for industrial applications has been fined after a young apprentice lost his finger on a rotary die press.

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Company fined after worker falls through skylight

Friday, April 8, 2016

A roofing company from Worcester has been fined after an employee fell through a skylight.

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Automotive company fined after worker loses finger

Monday, March 21, 2016

A Birmingham-based automotive company has been fined after a worker lost his finger.

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Sixteen-year-old worker falls through skylight

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A Stoke-on-Trent roofing company has been fined after an employee suffered serious injury when he fell through a roof skylight at Northwood Lane, Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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Manufacturing company and director fined for safety failings

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A manufacturing company based in Shrewsbury and its director have been fined after an empty 45 gallon steel drum once containing flammable liquid caught fire and exploded when being cut in half.

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Staffordshire firm fined after worker loses arm

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Staffordshire farming firm has been sentenced for safety failings after a Polish worker had to have his arm amputated when it was caught in the rollers of a potato grading machine.

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Waste recycling firm fined after worker injured

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A London-based waste recycling company, specialising in the recycling of metal, has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured whilst replacing a seal on a scrap metal baling ram.

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West Midlands Police fined over officer injury

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Office of Chief Constable of West Midlands Police has been sentenced for a health and safety offence after a serving officer was injured while disposing of weaponry.

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Midlands business leaders turn out as Birmingham hosts ‘working well’ roadshow

Monday, January 25, 2016

There was a healthy turnout in Birmingham on Monday as business leaders, worker representatives and regulators from across the Midlands met to discuss how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs. 

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Council sentenced after vulnerable man choked to death

Friday, January 8, 2016

A council has been prosecuted after the death of a vulnerable day visitor to one of its care centres.

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