A West Yorkshire manufacturing firm has been fined after an engineer lost part of a finger while test running an unguarded power press.
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Regional press releases from Yorkshire
A Halifax man was killed at a Nestle factory in the town because the company failed to implement basic safety measures, Bradford Crown Court was told today.
A construction worker had both legs broken when a 22-tonne excavator reversed over him on a building site in Leeds, a court has heard.
The owner of racing stables in North Yorkshire has been prosecuted after a yard worker fell more than three metres through a skylight in a stable block.
A worker died when a six-metre steel machine landed on top of him after it was dislodged from overhead brackets at a factory in East Yorkshire.
The family of a Dewsbury decorator, who died from long-term injuries suffered in a fall from an unsuitable ladder, is backing a new inspection initiative aimed at reducing death and injury on building sites. In a week-long drive from today (21 February), inspectors from the Health & Safety Executive will be visiting sites in Kirklees [...]
A gas fitter from Bradford has been sentenced after leaving an elderly woman at risk when he fitted a new boiler at her home.
An international fencing manufacturer has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries to his left arm at a production plant in Sheffield.
Two companies have been fined after a worker at Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire suffered a broken foot when a 13kg weight dropped nearly four metres from an overhead crane.
A 23-year-old Keighley man died from massive crush injuries when his head became trapped in the jaws of a grab machine being wrongly used to move a pallet of cement bags.
Two workers narrowly avoided being killed or seriously injured when flames up to three metres in length shot from a leaking gas pipe during poorly planned and executed repair work.
Two men who operated a Harrogate-based plumbing firm have been handed suspended prison terms for falsely claiming to be Gas Safe registered engineers and leaving one local family in “immediate danger”.
A Rotherham firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a maintenance engineer was crushed by a 1.5 tonne weight landing on his back.
Twenty four people lost their lives while at work in Yorkshire & the Humber last year and more than 2,600 suffered a major injury, according to the latest statistics.
A recycling company in Rotherham displayed “a blatant disregard” for the safety of 120 workers by failing to protect them properly against dangerous parts of cutting and crushing equipment.
UK Coal Mining Ltd has been ordered to pay £1.2 million in fines and costs for safety failings that cost the lives of four mineworkers in separate incidents at two collieries in Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands.
One of South Yorkshire’s main bus operators has been sentenced for safety breaches after a teenage apprentice was trapped under a 14 tonne bus when its air suspension failed.
A Batley family was put in danger after a local builder carried out defective gas fitting work while constructing an extension to their home.
A North Yorkshire company has been fined under safety laws after a supervisor suffered severe injuries to his hand.
Head of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and the public body’s first ever female Chair, Judith Hackitt CBE, is to be awarded an honorary doctorate in Engineering by Leeds Metropolitan University as part of the Winter Graduation celebrations.