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Category: West Midlands press releases

Regional press releases from the West Midlands

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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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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