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Category: Yorkshire press releases

Regional press releases from Yorkshire

Global energy firm fined £1.4m after worker killed in refinery fire

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Total UK Limited have been fined £1.4 million after a major fire led to the death of a worker at an oil refinery in North Lincolnshire.

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Two companies fined for safety failings

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Two companies have been fined for dangerously installing and operating gas fired tumble driers at a student hall of residence, while not Gas Safe Registered.

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Leeds plumber jailed after illegal gas work

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Leeds trader, who operates under several aliases, was jailed for carrying out illegal gas work and putting a family and two children at risk of serious injury, or even death. 

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Employee severely injures leg at HGV spray painting company

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A HGV spray painting company has been fined for safety failings that led to a worker sustaining a serious fracture to his left leg.

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Cleaning company fined for putting workers lives at risk

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Sheffield property and cleaning company was fined for breaching Work at Height regulations. 

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Roofing contractor and director fined over brick-layer death

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Yorkshire roofing firm and its Director have been prosecuted after a worker fell to his death though a fragile roof-light.

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Employee loses two fingers at silver manufacturer

Monday, July 13, 2015

A silver manufacturing company has been fined for safety failings that led to a worker sustaining serious injury to his right hand.

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County Council in court after schoolboy severs finger in class

Monday, July 13, 2015

North Yorkshire County Council has been prosecuted after a 14-year-old boy needed a finger amputated after it got tangled in a lathe during a lesson at Knaresborough’s King James’ School.

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Leeds firm in court after worker hit by crane

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A metal finishing company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured.

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Chemical company fined for acid fumes exposure

Monday, June 29, 2015

Chemical processing company, Airdale Chemical Company Ltd, was fined after people at a neighbouring company were exposed to Nitric acid fumes.

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Coach builder’s ‘reckless disregard’ for workers’ health

Monday, June 22, 2015

 National bus and coach builder Alexander Dennis Ltd. has been fined after it ignored multiple warnings about dangers to its workers’ health from overuse of hand-held power tools. 

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Total fined over worker’s burns in molten sulphur

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Total Lindsey Oil Refinery in North Lincolnshire has been fined after a worker suffered serious burns when he stepped into an open manway lid and hit molten sulphur below.

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Agriculture firm fined after two workers injured by reversing vehicles

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

AB Agri Limited has been fined after two people were injured when they were struck by a reversing heavy goods vehicle at the company’s Northallerton site.

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Halifax firm fined over explosion at primary school

Monday, June 8, 2015

A gas servicing firm in Halifax has been prosecuted for safety failings after an explosion in the boiler room of a local primary school.

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Gas fitter jailed for multiple safety breaches

Friday, June 5, 2015

A Barnsley gas fitter has been sent to prison for illegal and unsafe work at five properties across South and West Yorkshire over an 18-month period.

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South Yorkshire recycling firm prosecuted over young worker’s injury

Monday, June 1, 2015

A Rotherham recycling firm has been sentenced over serious safety dangers on a conveyor after a 25-year-old worker had his arm broken in three places when it was drawn into unguarded machinery.

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Steel firm sentenced over worker’s ‘life changing’ injury

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Dinnington steel processing company admitted safety failings after one of its workers had his arm crushed in machinery. 

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Steel firm fined over death at foundry

Monday, May 11, 2015

A steel foundry has been sentenced after a South Yorkshire worker was killed when he was struck in the face by a shard from an abrasive disc that exploded from a hand-held grinding machine.

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