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Category: Equipment at work

Costain sentenced for Parkway telehandler death

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Global engineering specialist Costain Limited has been ordered to pay more than £615,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed when a telehandler overturned during the construction of the Parkway development in Newbury.

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Kent firm in court after decade of ignoring risks to workers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Ramsgate company has been sentenced after one of its employees was left with a severe long-term disability following prolonged working with a range of vibrating machine tools.

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Engineering firm in court after workers suffer nerve damage

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Nottinghamshire aerospace engineering company has been ordered to pay more than £190,000 in fines and costs for failing to protect its employees from the effects of vibration, after 24 workers were diagnosed with debilitating nerve conditions.

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Greenock based engineering company fined £10k after steel lathe crushed employee (COPFS release)

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Greenock based engineering company has pled guilty today at Greenock Sheriff Court for failing to ensure the health and safety of its employees after a steel lathe crushed an employee who was relocating it within their Greenock factory.

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Tata in court after worker’s serious burns

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tata Steel UK has been fined for safety failings after a worker received serious burns in a rush of hot gas at its plant in Scunthorpe.

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Property firm fined after ignoring woodworking risks

Friday, July 18, 2014

A property maintenance firm has appeared in court after ignoring safety concerns at its joinery workshop in Dukinfield.

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Company and director prosecuted for stone dust failings

Friday, July 18, 2014

The director of a London masonry company has been handed a suspended prison sentence for exposing workers to harmful stone dust and ignoring notices to improve extraction ventilation.

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Airbus fined £200,000 over worker’s death

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Aeroplane manufacturer Airbus has been fined following the death of an employee who was crushed between a tractor and a fertiliser spreader at the firm’s plant in Broughton.

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Herefordshire company fined after employee injured by falling sheet of metal

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Herefordshire steelwork company has been fined after an employee was hurt when a metal sheet fell on his foot.

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Salad grower fined after employee fall

Friday, July 11, 2014

An Essex salad grower has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker suffered extensive injuries when she had to jump from a runaway mobile working platform at its nurseries in Nazeing.

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Leicester company in court after child’s head trapped in electric gate

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Leicester company has been prosecuted for failing to install adequate guarding on an electric gate that trapped a young child at a primary school in Stourbridge.

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Derbyshire firm in court after worker’s finger severed

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Dronfield company which produces packaging for the food processing industry has been fined after a worker suffered serious hand injuries unblocking an incorrectly-guarded machine.

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East Yorkshire firm to pay £100,000 over worker’s tragic death

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A York-based specialist turf company was today (9 July) sentenced for a catalogue of safety failings that led to the death of a 30-year-old employee and father of two.

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Construction company in court after employee crushed by excavator

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Worcestershire construction company has been fined for neglecting safety after a 27-year-old  worker sustained life-changing injuries when he was struck by a reversing excavator.

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Consultation – Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Public consultation; have your say by 31 August 2014. Plans to make self-employed people exempt from Section 3(2) HSWA – unless their work involves prescribed activities, listed in the consultation.

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Four fined after life-threatening fairground fall

Friday, July 4, 2014

A fairground ride manufacturing company, its director and two ride assessors have been sentenced after a catalogue of errors led to a teenage rider being ejected from a brand new extreme ride at a festival in Hertfordshire.

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Suffolk firm in court after teenage worker’s arm crushed

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Suffolk horse bedding manufacturer and its managing director have been fined after a young employee’s arm was crushed when he was removing compacted dust from a baling machine.

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Welding company fined after worker crushed fingers in unguarded machine

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Dudley welding machine manufacturer has been prosecuted after a catalogue of safety failings led to a worker losing two fingers.

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Warwickshire firm in court after worker suffers severe hand injuries

Monday, June 30, 2014

A company which makes metal components for the automotive industry has been fined after a worker suffered horrific hand injuries in an incorrectly-guarded machine.

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Bus operator sentenced over death of young employee

Friday, June 27, 2014

Regional bus operator West Midlands Travel was today fined £150,000 after an employee died when he was crushed between two buses.

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