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Category: Yorkshire press releases

Regional press releases from Yorkshire

East Yorkshire firm to pay £100,000 over worker’s tragic death

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A York-based specialist turf company was today (9 July) sentenced for a catalogue of safety failings that led to the death of a 30-year-old employee and father of two.

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Firm fined after worker seriously injured in four metre fall

Friday, June 20, 2014

A 23-year-old worker was left seriously injured after falling more than four metres from a ladder while installing audio visual equipment at a North Yorkshire school, a court has heard.

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Mansfield firm turned blind eye to roof dangers

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A former Mansfield firm has been prosecuted after an employee fell more than four metres through a fragile rooflight while installing solar panels on a barn in Barnsley.

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York father’s near-death fall lands firm in court

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A young father of two suffered life-changing injuries after he plunged seven metres through an unsafe fragile roof at a farm in Harrogate, magistrates have been told  (4 June).

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Roof fall changes worker’s life in seconds

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A 54-year-old Leeds worker suffered life-changing injuries when he plunged nearly seven metres through an unsafe rooflight while installing solar power racking, a court in Bradford heard.

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Worker’s crush injury lands Goole company in court

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Goole firm has been prosecuted for safety breaches after a worker’s arm was pulled into an unguarded conveyor belt and crushed at its factory in White Rose Park.

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Narrow escape for teenage worker in four metre fall

Monday, April 14, 2014

A 16-year-old apprentice had a lucky escape from serious injury after falling four metres through a fragile rooflight at a farm in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, a court has heard.

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Court action after unsafe wall collapsed onto homeowner

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Huddersfield builder has been prosecuted for safety breaches that led to a 61-year-old woman being badly injured when a wall collapsed in her garden.

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Staff exposed to danger by East Yorkshire company

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Hull-based company, which operates worldwide, has been prosecuted for neglecting the safety of its staff after an agency worker had an arm crushed when it was dragged into a machine.

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Court action for textile firm over employee’s crushed fingers

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A West Yorkshire textile firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a Huddersfield woman was left with lasting hand damage when her fingers were crushed in a yarn processing machine.

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Rotherham family left in danger by illegal gas work

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Rotherham man has been prosecuted after carrying out illegal gas work and putting a family with a young boy at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning or explosion.

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Leading print firm’s safety failures led to injury

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A national printing company has been prosecuted for safety failings after a Leeds worker suffered a partial finger amputation because dangerous parts of a machine weren’t properly guarded.

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Former Hull firm in court after drama on stage

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A former Hull company has been prosecuted after a worker was hit by a toppling metal column as the stage was being prepared for the popular Classics in the Park festival in East Yorkshire.

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Court stop for bus manufacturer

Monday, February 24, 2014

A major international bus and coach manufacturer has been sentenced after a worker was injured at its Sheffield plant after falling from a poorly-guarded gantry.

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West Yorkshire school in court over climbing wall fall

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Bradford grammar school has been fined after a PE equipment manager suffered multiple fractures when he fell nine metres from a climbing wall.

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Farmworker disabled after being crushed under falling hay bales

Friday, February 14, 2014

A part-time farm worker was left permanently disabled after being crushed by two straw bales that fell on him as he tried to remove them from a seven-metre stack at a farm in North Yorkshire.

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Leeds firm in court after trainee’s electric shock

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Leeds firm has been fined for safety failings after a trainee technician needed skin grafts after receiving an electric shock while using unsafe testing equipment.

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Lack of safety puts vehicle rescue firm in court

Friday, January 17, 2014

A vehicle recovery firm in Hull has been prosecuted after a mechanic suffered a serious back injury when a seven-tonne lorry fell from a jack and trapped him underneath.

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Court for Holmfirth firm after safety failings

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The owners of a Holmfirth business park have been fined after a local worker fractured an ankle in a fall from a ladder while carrying out work in disused premises nearby.

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Reminder for employers after fifteen workers killed in Yorkshire and Humber

Monday, December 30, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is urging businesses to focus on their legal responsibility to ensure lives are not put at risk and make the safety of workers their top priority for 2014.

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