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Category: Yorkshire press releases

Regional press releases from Yorkshire

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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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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