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Category: Yorkshire press releases

Regional press releases from Yorkshire

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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BAE Systems sentenced for death of worker

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Global defence company BAE Systems has been ordered to pay almost £350,000 in fines and costs after a worker died when he was crushed by the 145-tonnes weight of a metal press at its East Yorkshire plant.

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Worker fell through pig shed roof after firm ignored safety warnings

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A York firm that fits solar panels has been prosecuted after an employee fell four metres through the fragile roof of a pig shed at an East Yorkshire farm.

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Bradford man may lose lower leg after work injury

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Bradford man may need to have his foot and lower leg amputated as a result of a crush injury caused by the safety failures of his employers more than a year ago.

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Halifax firm’s failings put teenager in hospital

Friday, April 26, 2013

A West Yorkshire company has been prosecuted for breaching safely law after a 1.5 tonne pallet toppled on to a teenage worker, trapping him by the legs.

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Missing safety catch leads to fine for company

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A York civil engineering firm was responsible for safety failings that led to one of its workers suffering multiple and life-changing injuries, a court was told today (18 April).

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Waste industry dangers highlighted in court

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Lincoln man suffered life-changing injuries because of a series of safety failings at the waste recycling plant where he worked in Scunthorpe, a court has heard.

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Illegal gas fitter jailed after leaving lives in danger across South Yorkshire

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

An unregistered gas fitter has been sent to prison after carrying out work at more than 85 homes across South Yorkshire and Worksop that left families and children at risk

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Farmer crushed by badly fitted door

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A North Yorkshire farmer died when he was crushed under a half-tonne roller shutter door that had been badly installed, a court has heard today (16 April).

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Leeds City Council sentenced after toddler’s injury

Friday, April 12, 2013

Leeds City Council was today fined for safety failings after it ignored warnings from its own staff about a rotting flagpole, which later collapsed and fractured the skull of a two-year-old girl.

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Dangerous neglect by landlord leads to court

Monday, March 25, 2013

A private landlord has been fined for a series of safety breaches that left a Sheffield family at serious risk from a dangerous boiler fitted by an unregistered gas fitter.

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Worker’s hand injury puts Leeds food company in court

Friday, March 8, 2013

A Leeds-based food company has been fined for safety failings after an agency worker had two fingers crushed by hydraulic rams in a sausage roll machine which had a broken guard.

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Former pie maker told to pay £375,000 over worker’s death

Friday, March 8, 2013

A West Yorkshire firm was today fined £250,000 for safety offences after a gas explosion in an industrial bakery oven ripped through its factory – killing a father of two and badly injuring another worker.

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HSE launches safety clampdown on construction sites in Doncaster & Rotherham

Monday, February 25, 2013

Unsafe practices on construction sites in Doncasterand Rotherham are to be targeted as part of a national initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health.

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HSE launches safety clampdown on Leeds construction sites

Friday, February 22, 2013

Unsafe practices on construction sites across Leeds are to be targeted as part of a national initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health.

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Brick firm breaks safety law

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A West Yorkshire brick making firm has been prosecuted after safety failings at its factory led to a worker losing a thumb and having his hand almost severed in a poorly-guarded press machine.

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Halifax worker left disabled by crush injuries

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A West Yorkshire firm has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was left with life-threatening injuries when a 6.5 tonnes steel beam toppled onto his back.

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Textile manufacturer sentenced over worker’s death

Monday, February 11, 2013

A West Yorkshire textile firm has been ordered to pay more than £115,000 in fines and costs for safety breaches that led to a worker being crushed and killed by a falling stack of rag bales.

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Court fines Allied Glass over worker injury

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A glass-making company in Leeds has been prosecuted for neglecting the safety of its workers after an employee was injured using an industrial high-pressure jet washer to clean a production line.

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Halifax company in court on safety charge

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Halifax firm that makes shopfitting equipment has been prosecuted after one of its employees had his arm crushed when it was drawn into an unguarded machine.

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