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Category: Equipment at work

Property developer and builder in court over death at construction site

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Middlesex property development firm and a Buckinghamshire contractor have been ordered to pay a total of over £180,000 for safety failings after a worker was killed whilst driving a dumper truck during construction works at a former military base in Buckinghamshire.

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Laundry fined after teen worker was trapped in machine

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Shropshire laundry company has been prosecuted for serious safety breaches after a teenage worker suffered severe injuries when he became trapped in machinery.

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Bakery firm in court after worker’s hand injury

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The UK branch of a Swedish farming group has been fined after an employee suffered serious cuts to his fingers while cleaning a machine at its pastry manufacturing site in Bedford.

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Unguarded danger at East Yorkshire firm

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A chemical company in East Yorkshire has been prosecuted after an employee lost the ends of three fingers in an unguarded part of a machine collecting calcium oxide dust.

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Two firms in court after worker injured on unguarded machine

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered serious injuries to his left hand when it was caught in a stone cutting machine.

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Essex tree surgeon in court after chainsaw fall onto worker

Friday, November 14, 2014

A tree surgeon from Clacton-on-Sea has been fined after he fell nearly four metres, still clutching a running chainsaw, and landed on a colleague as they were pruning a garden tree in Little Oakely, near Harwich.

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Construction company fined over worker’s serious injuries

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Grimsby construction company has been fined for safety breaches and ordered to pay compensation, after a worker suffered serious leg injuries while installing piles for a new school science block.

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GEIS6 – The selection, management and use of mobile elevating work platforms

Friday, November 7, 2014

This information sheet is aimed at those who select, specify, manage and operate mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). It tells you what you should consider before selecting a MEWP to gain access to work at height and the risks that need to be assessed and managed while the MEWP is in use.

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South London waste firm’s ‘dismal’ safety record

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A waste firm in south-east London has been prosecuted after repeatedly putting its employees at risk of injury, or even death, from use of heavy machinery that was often left in a dangerous condition.

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Companies prosecuted for safety failings after worker crushed

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Two Derbyshire companies have been fined for safety failings after a worker was crushed whilst dismantling steelwork.

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Vector Aerospace fined after workers’ health suffers

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

An international aerospace company based in Hampshire has been prosecuted after 13 employees were found to be suffering varying degrees of a debilitating nerve condition.

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Safety alert – Tower crane slew brakes

Friday, October 31, 2014

HSE investigations into the collapse of two tower crane jibs has identified that there were problems with adequate maintenance of the slew brake release mechanisms. This alert is to advise owners and users of steps to be taken to ensure that tower crane slew brake release mechanisms are maintained in efficient working order.

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County Durham firm fined over worker’s severe burns

Monday, October 27, 2014

A County Durham firm has been sentenced after a worker suffered serious burns to his face, hand and arm when he was struck by a jet of hot molten plastic.

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Loughborough firm prosecuted after machine crushes worker’s ankle

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Loughborough company has been fined for safety breaches after an employee’s ankle was crushed by a woodworking machine.

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Oldham factory sentenced over worker’s death

Friday, October 24, 2014

An Oldham manufacturer has been ordered to pay £125,000 in fines and costs after an employee was killed when he was struck by a three-tonne piece of steel being lifted by an overhead crane.

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Firm sentenced after worker’s leg injured by chainsaw

Thursday, October 16, 2014

An East Kilbride firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when a chainsaw hit him on the leg as he slipped while felling trees.  

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Roadmarking firm fined for worker’s burns

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A roadworker suffered minor burns when a road marking vehicle caught fire and exploded in Bristol, a court has heard.

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Recycling firm in court after worker loses arm

Monday, October 6, 2014

An Ayrshire waste recycling firm has been fined for serious safety failings after an agency worker severed his left arm at the shoulder while clearing a conveyor belt blockage.

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Firm prosecuted after worker loses fingertip in unguarded drill

Friday, October 3, 2014

A West Midlands fabrications company has been fined after an employee lost the tip of his finger in an unguarded drill.

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Macclesfield firm in court over worker’s drill injury

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Macclesfield manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker’s hand became entangled around a factory drill.

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