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Posted 5 years ago

Car body repair company fined for failing to comply with improvement notices

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The owner of a car body repair company has been fined for failing to comply with two improvement notices. Christopher Hutton, trading as Auto Bodyworks and Wheel Clinic of Storforth Lane Trading Estate, Hasland, Chesterfield, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court heard an inspection was carried out by HSE […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Window cleaning company fined for safety breaches

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A window cleaning firm and its sole director have been fined for health and safety breaches after the company was employed to clean the windows at a nursing home. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) successfully prosecuted Brian Stubbs (director) and Brian Stubbs and Company Limited at Stafford Magistrates’ Court after a window cleaner was observed […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Health board sentenced after patient death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Scottish health board was today fined £40,000 after a patient died when he was served food by hospital staff despite being deemed ‘nil by mouth’. James South, 51, was admitted to the respiratory unit Raigmore Hospital on 27 December 2013 with several health complaints including anaemia and pneumonia. He remained in hospital on various […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Child loses fingertips in park gate

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council was fined for safety failings after a child had two fingertips severed when they were trapped in a gate at a playpark designed for children under 11 years old. Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard how the two-year-old boy trapped his fingers in an external gate of the children’s play area at Springfield […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Builder in court over illegal gas work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Suffolk builder has been fined after carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work at a home in Ringshall. David Liptrott, from Stonham, near Stowmarket, was hired to extend a kitchen and replace an LPG-fired boiler at a house in Charles Tye, near Ringshall, in August 2013. He undertook the work even though he was […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Health board sentenced after patient death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Scottish health board was today fined £40,000 after a patient died when he was served food by hospital staff despite being deemed ‘nil by mouth’. James South, 51, was admitted to the respiratory unit Raigmore Hospital on 27 December 2013 with several health complaints including anaemia and pneumonia. He remained in hospital on various […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Child loses fingertips in park gate

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council was fined for safety failings after a child had two fingertips severed when they were trapped in a gate at a playpark designed for children under 11 years old. Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard how the two-year-old boy trapped his fingers in an external gate of the children’s play area at Springfield […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Builder in court over illegal gas work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Suffolk builder has been fined after carrying out illegal and dangerous gas and electrical work at a home in Ringshall. David Liptrott, 54, from Stonham, near Stowmarket, was hired to extend a kitchen and replace an LPG-fired boiler at a house in Charles Tye, near Ringshall, in August 2013. He undertook the work even […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Builder in court over illegal gas work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Suffolk builder has been fined after carrying out illegal and dangerous gas and electrical work at a home in Ringshall. David Liptrott, 54, from Stonham, near Stowmarket, was hired to extend a kitchen and replace an LPG-fired boiler at a house in Charles Tye, near Ringshall, in August 2013. He undertook the work even […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Transport and animals are the biggest killers in agriculture

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest fatality statistics show incidents involving moving vehicles and cattle are the biggest causes of death on Britain’s farms. Thirty three workers and four members of the public were killed on Britain’s farms during 2014/15* with around half (16) being struck or run over by farm equipment, or crushed […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Industry expert takes up new worker engagement role at HSE

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Bob Egan has accepted a key role with the offshore industry safety regulator, HSE’s Energy Division.  Bob will be Energy Divisions Head of Workforce Engagement on a two year secondment from global oilfield services company, Petrofac.  Bob is a pipe fitter by trade and during his 23 years working offshore has been heavily involved in […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Transport and animals are the biggest killers in agriculture

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest fatality statistics show incidents involving moving vehicles and cattle are the biggest causes of death on Britain’s farms. Thirty three workers and four members of the public were killed on Britain’s farms during 2014/15* with around half (16) being struck or run over by farm equipment, or crushed […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Industry expert takes up new worker engagement role at HSE

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Bob Egan has accepted a key role with the offshore industry safety regulator, HSE’s Energy Division.  Bob will be Energy Divisions Head of Workforce Engagement on a two year secondment from global oilfield services company, Petrofac.  Bob is a pipe fitter by trade and during his 23 years working offshore has been heavily involved in […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Worker’s serious injuries after arms entangled in machine

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A worker’s arms were entangled in a high-powered lathe, causing serious injuries, because safety systems on the machine had been defeated. Brendan Hayes, 32, broke bones in his left arm and both wrists after they were entangled in a prop shaft he was polishing at Propbrook Engineering Limited. An investigation by the Health and Safety […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Firm fined after a man fell through fragile roof onto concrete

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

 A construction company was fined after a worker fell through a roof three metres onto a concrete floor below. On Friday 3 July, Reading Magistrates’ Court heard how Barski Developments Limited had been contracted to refurbish a number of industrial units at Slough Business Park in the autumn of 2013. The work included cleaning and […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Worker’s serious injuries after arms entangled in machine

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A worker’s arms were entangled in a high-powered lathe, causing serious injuries, because safety systems on the machine had been defeated. Brendan Hayes, 32, broke bones in his left arm and both wrists after they were entangled in a prop shaft he was polishing at Propbrook Engineering Limited. An investigation by the Health and Safety […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Firm fined after a man fell through fragile roof onto concrete

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

 A construction company was fined after a worker fell through a roof three metres onto a concrete floor below. On Friday 3 July, Reading Magistrates’ Court heard how Barski Developments Limited had been contracted to refurbish a number of industrial units at Slough Business Park in the autumn of 2013. The work included cleaning and […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Demolition firm fined after worker lost his life

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Building contractor, Euro Dismantling Solutions Limited was fined for safety failings after a man lost his life during demolition works. Bristol Crown Court heard how demolition work was taking place at former Cadburys Somerdale factory, near Bristol on 9 November 2011 when 31-year-old James Stacey drove a mini digger out of a fourth floor opening. […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Demolition firm fined after worker lost his life

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Building contractor, Euro Dismantling Solutions Limited was fined for safety failings after a man lost his life during demolition works. Bristol Crown Court heard how demolition work was taking place at former Cadburys Somerdale factory, near Bristol on 9 November 2011 when 31-year-old James Stacey drove a mini digger out of a fourth floor opening. […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Window firm fined for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The unsatisfactory approach to workers’ safety shown by a north east London firm led to a young employee having a thumb and three fingers severed, a court has heard. Walthamstow-based Maple Windows Co Ltd failed to ensure employees were using a powered saw in the right way. It also failed to properly supervise them. On […]

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