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Category: Yorkshire press releases

Regional press releases from Yorkshire

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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Court case highlights poor machine safety

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A food manufacturer has appeared in court for safety offences after one of its workers lost the tip of her finger using a badly-guarded machine in a Doncaster factory.

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Steel firm sentenced for safety failings

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Barnsley firm has admitted safety failings that led to one of its workers being struck on his back by a large steel girder.

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Forklift failure fine for Wakefield firm

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Wakefield company has been fined for failing to keep a forklift truck in good working order, which posed a danger to workers.

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Family put at risk by Bradford landlord

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A private landlord in Bradford has appeared in court after he repeatedly failed to produce a gas safety record for a property in Heaton where a mother lived with her two children.

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Reminder for employers after five workers killed in West Yorkshire

Friday, December 28, 2012

Employers are being urged to focus on real risk after five workers lost their lives and more than 900 suffered a major injury while at work in West Yorkshire last year.

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Reminder for employers after three workers killed in South Yorkshire

Friday, December 28, 2012

South Yorkshire’s employers are being urged to maintain their safety focus as new figures reveal that three workers lost their lives last year – half the number of the year before.

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Reminder for employers after three workers killed in North Yorkshire

Friday, December 28, 2012

Employers are being urged to focus on real risk after three workers lost their lives while at work in North Yorkshire last year and 355 suffered a major injury.

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Reminder for employers after three workers killed in Humber region

Friday, December 28, 2012

Employers in the Humber region are being urged to maintain their safety focus as new figures reveal that three workers lost their lives last year – six fewer than the year before.

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