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Category: Yorkshire press releases

Regional press releases from Yorkshire

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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Hull firms in court for worker’s death in roof fall

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Two Hull firms and a company director have been sentenced for joint safety failings relating to the death of a worker who plummeted more than eight metres through a fragile rooflight while cleaning gutters.

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HSE brings Crown Censure against UK Border Agency

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has been censured over safety failings that could have caused an explosion at Robin Hood airport in Finningley, South Yorkshire.

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Illegal gas work left elderly woman in danger

Friday, December 14, 2012

A South Yorkshire man has been fined for carrying out illegal gas work at a house in Sheffield, leaving an elderly woman at risk from deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Injury brings early end to Hull man’s working life

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A business owner in Hull has been prosecuted after an employee fell nearly four metres while painting the top of a water storage tank and shattered his left leg.

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Safety failings blamed for worker’s injury

Friday, November 30, 2012

A West Yorkshire firm has been fined after an employee had a thumb and finger shattered when his hand was drawn into dangerous moving parts of a printing press.

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Leeds print firm fined

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Leeds printing business has been prosecuted for regularly putting its workers in danger during routine stocktaking at its factory in Wortley.

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Salad company in safety prosecution

Friday, November 2, 2012

An East Yorkshire firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker fell more than four metres through a greenhouse roof.

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Food firm fined for fingers injury

Friday, October 26, 2012

A North Yorkshire food producer has been fined after an employee trapped and crushed three fingers in dangerous unguarded machinery.

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Waste site dangers highlighted in Barnsley court

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A South Yorkshire waste management firm has admitted neglecting the safety of its workforce after two men were injured within just a week at its site in Barnsley.

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West Yorkshire council in court after caretaker’s injury

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bradford Council has been fined for breaching safety regulations after a school caretaker was left with permanent disabilities when he fell through the school hall ceiling five days before his retirement.

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Safety failings by steel firm led to worker’s death

Friday, October 12, 2012

A South Yorkshire firm has been ordered to pay £142,000 in fines and costs for serious safety breaches after a worker died when he was crushed by a one and a half tonne steel girder.

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Building site dangers highlighted in safety checks

Friday, October 12, 2012

Work at six building sites in the Bradford area was halted immediately during an inspection initiative focusing on the construction industry by the Health and Safety Executive.

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Solvent company prosecuted for decanting failures

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Doncaster solvent company has been fined after an unsafe decanting operation caused a huge fire that engulfed its Harworth base.

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