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Category: Yorkshire press releases

Regional press releases from Yorkshire

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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Fine for Rotherham company over worker’s severed fingers

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Rotherham manufacturing firm has been prosecuted for safety breaches after an employee’s fingers were crushed and severed in an unguarded machine.

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Unguarded danger at East Yorkshire firm

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A chemical company in East Yorkshire has been prosecuted after an employee lost the ends of three fingers in an unguarded part of a machine collecting calcium oxide dust.

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Roof fall put worker in hospital

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A West Yorkshire green energy firm and a solar installer have been prosecuted for safety breaches after a labourer was severely injured when he fell nearly seven metres from a roof.

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No volume control at Keighley company

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A firm specialising in foam and feather furnishings has been fined after failing to protect its workforce from excessive noise levels made by production machinery.

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Worker badly burned after firm ignores safety risks

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A West Yorkshire company has been fined after a worker was severely burned in a flashover during hot-cutting work at the Fox’s Biscuits factory in Batley.

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Tata in court after worker’s serious burns

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tata Steel UK has been fined for safety failings after a worker received serious burns in a rush of hot gas at its plant in Scunthorpe.

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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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