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Category: Yorkshire press releases

Regional press releases from Yorkshire

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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Yorkshire ice cream maker in court

Monday, September 24, 2012

A North Yorkshire ice cream manufacturer has been sentenced after a factory worker had his forearm broken when it got caught in a conveyor belt.

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Hull firm in court over worker’s injury

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Hull company has been fined for safety breaches after a worker suffered severe injuries to his hand when it was trapped in a badly-guarded laminating machine.

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Care home’s safety failures led to elderly woman’s death

Monday, September 10, 2012

The owners of a West Yorkshire care home have been told to pay £183,000 in fines and costs after a frail 93 year-old widow died because established safety measures were neglected.

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Death of Bradford worker ‘avoidable’

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Bradford firm has been ordered to pay £140,000 in fines and costs after admitting safety failures that led to the death of a 61 year-old worker who was crushed beneath an unsecured racking system.

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Safety checks for building sites in Yorkshire

Monday, September 3, 2012

Construction sites in Yorkshire are being safety-checked this month as part of an inspection initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health when working at height.

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Sheffield landlords put tenant’s life at risk

Monday, August 6, 2012

Two Sheffield landlords have been handed suspended jail sentences after dangerous defects were found on every gas appliance at a house they rented out to a young woman.

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West Yorkshire firm prosecuted over unacceptable working conditions

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Keighley lighting supplier has been fined for subjecting its staff to ‘appalling’ working conditions and exposing them to risks from defective electrics and welding fumes.

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