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Worker injures hand on unguarded machinery

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A national company specialising in products and services to rural communities was fined after a worker was injured in a woodworking machinery incident. Salisbury Magistrates’ Court heard how on 3 September 2014, a worker’s hand came into contact with the blade of a rotating circular saw, at the Amesbury premises of Countrywide Farmers PLC (CWF).The […]

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Sentence after worker injured on unguarded machinery

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A national company specialising in products and services to rural communities was fined after a worker was injured in a woodworking machinery incident. Salisbury Magistrates’ Court heard how on 3 September 2014, a worker’s hand came into contact with the blade of a rotating circular saw, at the Amesbury premises of Countrywide Farmers PLC (CWF).The […]

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Agency worker suffers injuries from unguarded machinery

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A furniture manufacturer was fined after a worker suffered injuries to his hand while cleaning an unguarded machine. Derby Crown Court heard how on 9th May 2014, the worker on only his fourth day at work for the company, was cleaning wood dust inside a board-edge processing machine when his right hand came into contact […]

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LPG supplier fined following tanker gas leak

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An LPG supplier was fined after a large leakage from a tanker caused the emergency services to evacuate 15 people from nearby houses. Swansea Magistrates’ Court heard how on 28 October 2012, a LPG tanker vehicle was offloading propane LPG into a number of smaller LPG vessels. During the offloading, the tanker driver heard a […]

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Saw mill fined after employee suffers severe hand injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A saw mill in Kettering was fined after an employee suffered a serious injury to his left hand. Unguarded blade on machinery The agency worker, was working at Brigstock saw mill on 14 August 2014 when his hand was drawn into the rotating blade of an inadequately guarded large band saw.   Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard on Tuesday […]

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Contractor’s neglect of safety leads to £16,000 in fines

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A specialist piling contractor has been fined after it was found to be operating a powerful rig without a safety guard around the rotating auger. The piling rig that did not have a guard Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court heard how Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector Melvyn Stancliffe made an inspection of a site in Maidstone, Kent, […]

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Manufacturing firm fined after worker was injured in machinery

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company that manufactures heat recovery units has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered an injury to his left hand. Dudley Magistrates’ Court heard how on 10 March 2015, a 36-year-old employee of AirDesign (UK) Limited, Dudley, was operating an unguarded notching machine when his finger became entangled in the machinery causing […]

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Steel frame company fined for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company that erects steel frames has been fined for safety failings while cladding a steel framed building. Safety failings whilst working on a fragile roof Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard how on 15 May 2015, Industrial Steel Frames Limited, of Derby was inspected by a Health and Safety Inspector who found that the company was […]

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Hydraulic company sentenced after employee loses sight in one eye

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Clitheroe hydraulic cylinder manufacturer has been fined for serious safety breaches after an employee was badly injured when he was struck in the face during a test procedure. Lodematic Components Ltd was prosecuted on Friday 2 October 2015 by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an incident at Numbers 1,2 and 3 Works, Primrose […]

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Global firms sentenced after worker killed

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two global companies have been sentenced after a worker was killed and another seriously injured during construction of an offshore wind farm.  The incident happened when a team of engineers were loading wind turbine blades onto a sea barge for delivery to Greater Gabbard, off the Suffolk coast, on 21 May 2010.  During the loading […]

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Restaurant owner fined over employer liability insurance

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A restaurant owner has been fined for failing to provide Employers Liability Compulsory Insurance (ELCI).  Hasret Sasmaz, trading as Starburger of Frances Street, Woolwich, was fined a total of £1500 (£500 for each offence) and ordered to pay full costs of £1779 at Maidstone Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to three offences under Section 1 […]

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Soup company sentenced over worker’s life-changing injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

One of the UK’s most well-known food manufacturers was today sentenced after a worker suffered severe injuries while working on one of its production lines.  Baxters Food Group appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found safety failings related to the incident.  The court heard that on 30 January […]

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Maintenance company fined after worker injured in fall from roof

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A maintenance company firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee was injured when he fell from a roof. Southwark Crown Court heard how on February 2014 an employee of Aspect Maintenance Services Limited of London was working as a roofing engineer on a domestic house in Tooting. He was repairing the roof […]

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Pig Farm fined after worker injured in machinery

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A pig farming company firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered serious injury to his hand. Kings Lynn Magistrates’ Court heard how on December 2014 an employee of Norfolk Free Range Limited was working at one of its indoor pig units at Meadow Farm, Northwold, Norfolk. The employee, a stockman, was […]

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Firm fined after employees fall from telehandler

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

 An agricultural services company was fined following an incident in which two workers were injured during construction work at a farm in Goxill, north Lincolnshire.  Scunthorpe Magistrates’ Court heard two of Henzell Enterprise Ltd’s workers fell approximately three metres when the mobile work platform they were working in failed. The two men received serious injuries […]

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Builder fined for unsafe gas work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A builder has been fined for safety failings after he undertook work on gas appliances while not Gas Safe registered.  Redhill Magistrates’ Court heard how Allan Mainwaring, 49, from Kent carried out building work at a house in Ashtead, Surrey between April 2014 and February 2015. This work included the installation of a new boiler, […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Builder fined following fatal accident

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A builder has been fined for failing to ensure the safety of one of his employees, who suffered a fatal accident.  While carrying out construction work in Alne, North Yorkshire, Derek Wensley, a self- employed labourer working for Peter Wright (trading as PW Joinery and Building Services) fell from an unsecured stepladder while travelling from […]

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Welsh steel firm fined following worker’s death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

 A steel supply company has been fined following the death of an employee who was crushed by a two tonne steel beam at a warehouse in Cardiff.  Mark Walker, a 37-year-old father of one from Newport, suffered fatal injuries as he was trying to move a steel beam onto a conveyor at the warehouse in […]

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Manufacturing company fined after worker injured in machinery

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Hampshire metal manufacturing company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered an injury to his hand. Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court heard how on 6 October 2014, an 18-year-old agency worker at Independent Ductwork Limited of Basingstoke was operating a three-roll machine when his gloved fingers were drawn into the rollers. His index finger […]

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Chemical firm in court after explosion blows hole in factory

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A chemical firm has been fined after a hydrogen explosion blew a vessel lid through a factory roof, leaving a worker with minor injuries. Catalloy Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the incident at its plant on Moss Bank Road in Widnes on 25 November 2011. Catalloy explosion Warrington Crown […]

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