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Category: Yorkshire press releases

Regional press releases from Yorkshire

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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Leeds trader’s suspended jail sentence over asbestos exposure

Monday, March 23, 2015

A Leeds trader has been given a suspended jail sentence after exposing a household and workers to potentially dangerous levels of asbestos fibres at a home in Bramhope.

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South Yorkshire firm a ‘serial safety offender’

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Rotherham-based metals business has been sentenced after it repeatedly risked workers’ lives by making them use dangerous machines – notching up a shocking 31 enforcement notices for safety breaches in just three months.

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Firm in court after workers’ narrow escape in explosion

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A West Yorkshire firm has been fined for safety breaches after its factory was damaged when an industrial oven exploded only minutes after workers had left the area.

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Appeal to Yorkshire & Humber employers as new figures underline importance of workplace safety

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Safety watchdog the Health and Safety Executive is marking its 40th anniversary with an appeal for businesses in Yorkshire to make the wellbeing of workers their top priority for the new financial year. 

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Sheffield firm owner in court for repeat safety breach

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Sheffield businessman has been fined after he failed to heed warnings from safety experts to properly guard dangerous machinery.

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Manufacturing firm fined over worker’s death

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A West Yorkshire company has been sentenced after a worker died when he was crushed beneath a one tonne silo of varnish that slid from the tines of a forklift truck and toppled onto him.

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Court for chocolate maker over worker’s injury

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Leeds-based chocolate and fudge manufacturer has been fined after an employee lost a thumb while cleaning an unguarded stirring machine.

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Three to pay £590,000 after father’s death at Yorkshire Mining Museum

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Yorkshire’s National Coal Mining Museum Trust and two companies were today (16 Dec) ordered to pay a total of £590,000 in fines and costs after a worker was crushed and killed at the museum in 2011.

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