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Category: West Midlands press releases

Regional press releases from the West Midlands

£600,000 fine for Council contractor after major burns to employer

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Gloucester Crown Court heard the 61-year-old man was working at the site on Eastgate Street on 29 May 2015. While trying to replace the traffic light pole he came into contact with a live underground cable which immediately gave him the electric shock …

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£300k fine for concrete firm after employee has leg amputated

Monday, March 6, 2017

A producer of concrete blocks has been fined £300,000 after an employee had to have a leg amputated.

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Company fined for safety failings resulting in workers death

Friday, February 10, 2017

A Midlands based construction equipment hire company has been fined after a worker’s death.

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Fencing business owners receive suspended sentences after worker injury

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The two owners of Kidderminster based fencing firm Hoo Farm Fencing have been given suspended sentences after a worker was hit by timber posts and frames which fell from a fork lift truck.

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Packaging manufacturer in court over workplace injury

Friday, January 27, 2017

A West Bromwich supplier of corrugated packaging has been fined after a maintenance employee was injured when he was pulled into machinery.

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Jaguar Land Rover fined £900,000 after worker injured

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

National car manufacturer Jaguar Landover has been fined after a worker lost their leg following a car accident.

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Warburtons fined £2million after worker fall

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

National bread makers Warburtons has been fined £2million after a worker was hospitalised following a fall.

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Asbestos removal firm fined after poor safety practices

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Midlands based firm Enviro-Safe Limited have been fined for failing to meet the standards required when removing asbestos.

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Staffordshire Logistics Company fined over safety failings

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A Logistics company based in Staffordshire has been fined after two employees were injured in two days.

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Company fined after teenage work experience person injured

Friday, December 2, 2016

A supplier of industrial equipment based in Newcastle has been fined after a work experience person on their first was injured.

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Car component firm fined after multiple back injuries to workers

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A car component manufacturer has been sentenced after six workers experienced back injuries from repeatedly lifting heavy car engine parts by hand.

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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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