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Category: Yorkshire press releases

Regional press releases from Yorkshire

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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Safety breaches land Sheffield company in court

Friday, December 20, 2013

A Sheffield company has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker was injured by an unguarded angle grinder.

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Sheffield Forgemasters fined over worker’s cellar death

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sheffield Forgemasters was today ordered to pay £245,000 in fines and costs for safety failings that led to an employee dying of carbon dioxide poisoning after the cellar he was working in filled with the deadly gas.

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Firm in court after teenager’s arm crushed in dangerous machinery

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Sheffield teenager with a temporary job at a major glass recycling firm in West Yorkshire had his arm crushed when it was drawn into the unguarded danger zone of a machine, a court has heard.

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West Yorkshire firm neglected safety for staff

Monday, December 16, 2013

A Leeds-based company has been fined after it ignored health and safety regulations over several years, leaving several employees with disabling vibration-related disease.

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Illegal gas fitter in the dock over ‘dangerous’ work

Friday, December 13, 2013

An unregistered gas fitter put a Sheffield family in danger when he illegally installed a boiler and left it in an immediately dangerous condition, a court has heard.

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Castleford worker fears for future after losing fingers in machinery

Friday, November 29, 2013

A worker had two fingers pulled from their sockets as he cleaned a silo because of a badly-guarded machine, a court has been told.

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Building firm in court over worker’s multiple injuries

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A North Yorkshire-based construction company has admitted safety failings that led to one of its employees suffering a fractured skull and eight broken ribs in a four-metre fall.

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UK Coal – failings led to miner’s death

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The former UK Coal Mining company was sentenced today (22 October) after admitting a catalogue of serious safety failings that led to the death of miner Gerry Gibson at Kellingley colliery in 2011.

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Kellingley pit explosion – UK Coal admits safety breach

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The former UK Coal Mining company has today (22 Oct) been sentenced for safety failings that led to an underground pit explosion and the evacuation of more than 200 miners from Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire.

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Safety failings led to fractured skull for new worker

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Driffield roofing company has appeared in court for safety failings after a young worker suffered a fractured skull just weeks after being hired.

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Joiner’s fall lands Bradford firm in court

Friday, October 4, 2013

A Bradford construction firm has been fined for neglecting safety after a joiner fell six metres through a fragile rooflight at a factory in Leeds.

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Builder pays price for unsafe work

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The owner of a Leeds building firm has appeared in court after two workers were injured, one seriously, when they fell from a mezzanine floor they were dismantling.

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South Yorkshire council in court over care home fall

Friday, September 6, 2013

Doncaster Borough Council has been prosecuted for neglecting safety precautions after an 82-year-old vulnerable woman was injured in a fall at one of their care homes.

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Companies sentenced for major blaze failures

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Two major companies were responsible for a major blaze in Leeds that led to the evacuation of six homes, the closure of a major road and gas supplies being cut off, a court heard today (31 July).

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New man at the top for HSE in Yorkshire and the Humber

Monday, July 15, 2013

Barnsley man John Rowe has been appointed as Head of Operations for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in Yorkshire and the Humber.

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Food firm’s failure highlights machinery dangers

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Hull bakery has been fined for safety breaches after a worker lost the tip of a finger while using a poorly-guarded machine.

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Leeds engineering firm sentenced after death of worker

Friday, July 5, 2013

A specialist engineering company in Leeds has been ordered to pay £377,500 in fines and costs after protracted safety failings led to the death of a worker from fatal head injuries caused by a powered valve.

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Council prosecuted after worker’s near-death fall

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bradford Council today admitted serious safety breaches after one of its parks’ employees narrowly escaped death when he plunged eleven metres from the cradle of a cherry picker.

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West Yorkshire firm in court over highly-flammable spillage

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A solvent recycling firm in West Yorkshire has been prosecuted for safety failings that led to a major spillage of nearly 4,000 litres of highly flammable liquid from a road tanker.

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