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Posted 6 years ago

Torquay landlord fined for not undertaking safety checks

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The landlord of a property in Torquay risked the lives of his tenants by not undertaking annual safety checks on gas appliances in the property. John Marshall was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at Torquay Magistrates Court following an investigation. HSE began inquiries when the tenant alerted them to the lack of […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Cheshire builder in court over absence of welfare facilities

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Cheshire building contractor, Phillip Affleck, has been fined for serious health breaches and lack of welfare facilities on a Culcheth building site. Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) received a complaint from a member of the public in May 2014 about the conditions on the site where work was […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Altrincham building contractor sentenced over multiple safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Cheshire builder has been sentenced after pleading guilty to multiple health and safety issues at a site in Altrincham where he was carrying out a shop conversion into three apartments. Builder fined for safety failings Peter Lawrence was running the building works at the former Ernill Butchers shop on Kingsway in Altrincham, where he […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Company sentenced after employee received electric shock

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Berneslai Homes Ltd has been fined following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive into safety standards during maintenance work of council owned domestic properties. Barnsley Magistrates Court heard that HSE investigated following an incident involving a Berneslai Homes Ltd joiner who received an electric shock while replacing a wooden garden fence around a […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Heating Engineer Fined After Homeowners Put At Risk Of Asbestos Exposure

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Self employed Gas Safe Registered Heating Engineer has been fined after removing asbestos lagged pipework in a domestic property with no precautions to prevent exposure to asbestos fibres. Karl Locher, today pleaded guilty at Trafford Magistrates’ Court after an investigation by the Health and safety Executive (HSE). Mr Locher, was employed to install a […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Scaffolder’s serious safety failings captured on film by horrified passer-by

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A scaffolder has been prosecuted after he repeatedly allowed unsafe work at height to be carried out on a busy London street. Greg Pearson, from Enfield, trading as ‘Pearsons Scaffolding’, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a member of the public raised concerns about scaffolding work being carried out on Tavistock […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Court fine after worker severely injures fingers at abattoir

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company which processes and distributes meat for retail catering and wholesale sectors has been fined after an employee suffered severe injuries to the fingers of his left hand when they came into contact with a band saw. Forfar Sheriff Court heard how on May 2013 an employee of Quality Pork Processors Limited, of Brechin, […]

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Posted 6 years ago

National company calls on the construction industry to learn from their mistakes during HSE’s refurbishment initiative

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A national interiors fit-out company, previously prosecuted by the health and safety regulator, is calling on their construction colleagues to act now in improving standards and reduce the number of deaths, injuries and cases of ill-health in their industry. The company, whose clients include high-end retail brands, is backing the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Transport company fined after crate falls on worker

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A transport company firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered serious injuries when a crate fell on him whilst he was unloading crates from a container. Ipswich Magistrates’ Court heard how on April 2013 an employee of Portmans Transport Limited of Felixstowe was assisting to unload two containers which contained two […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Engineering company fined for safety breaches

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An engineering company firm has been fined for safety failings after a member of the public witnessed workers on a fragile roof without any preventative measures to avoid risk of falling. Redhill Magistrates’ Court heard how in September 2014 employees of Todd Engineering Limited, of Staffordshire, were working on a fragile roof installing ventilation ducting. […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Freight trailer firm fined for dangerous work at height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A freight trailer manufacturer has been fined for dangerous work at height after a worker fell and injured his hand whilst working on a fragile roof. Gray & Adams Limited were prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after 50 year old John Strachan suffered a fractured hand when he fell on the roof […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Laundry firm prosecuted after worker suffers third degree burns

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Stockport laundry firm has been fined after an employee fell through a mezzanine floor onto an industrial iron, sustaining third-degree burns. The 34 year old man, a father of one, was in hospital for six weeks after the incident at Vineshield Professional Services Ltd in November 2013. Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard (11 September) that […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Housing company and builder prosecuted for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Poisonous and potentially fatal gasses could have been pumped into the loft space of two properties after a builder capped the chimneys, a court was told. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive found the chimneys were used to flue working gas boilers and fires at the properties in Devon and Cornwall, meaning the […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Man jailed and grandson fined for illegal and dangerous gas work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A man has been jailed for 26 weeks and his grandson fined thousands of pounds for carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work in Doncaster. Michael Atkinson installed a new boiler at a house in Fairfield Court, under the direction of his grandfather, Graham Atkinson. The latter’s registration with Gas Safe had expired and Michael’s […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Playground inspector in court after boy seriously injured in swing collapse

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A playground inspector has been fined after a seven-year old-boy suffered life-threatening head injuries when the rope swing he was playing on collapsed. The young boy was playing with friends, supervised by an adult, at Cherry Lane Adventure playground in Crawley on 8 April 2014. Worthing magistrates heard that the wooden pole of the rope swing […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Fencing company fined after worker injured in machinery

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A fencing company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered serious injuries to his left arm. Taunton Crown Court heard how, on 18 January 2014, an employee of Weavo (Fencing) Products Limited was using a band re-saw (large saw used for cutting timber) when his gloved hand became caught on the spiked […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Council fined after man killed by swing barrier

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

North Lincolnshire Council has been fined after a man died when his car drove into a horizontal swing barrier gate to a car park at a sports ground. Hull Crown Court heard how, in August 2012, Andrew Matthews, aged 51 and a father of two, had gone to Foxhills sports ground in Scunthorpe to watch […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Jaguar Land Rover in court over Halewood death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

 Car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has been sentenced for safety breaches discovered during an investigation into a death of a worker at its Merseyside plant.  Liverpool Crown Court. Heard Graham Begley, 49 from Halewood, was found trapped between two 24 tonne pieces of car making machinery called ‘dies’ on 26 September 2011 at the firm’s […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Tape supplier fined after worker injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A tape supply company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered crush injuries to his hand whilst operating a cutting press. Watford Magistrates’ Court heard how on January 2014 an employee of Stokvis Tapes UK of Tring was operating a cutting press when his hand slipped under the guard which was not […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Automotive components company find after worker injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An automotive components company from West Midlands has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered crush injuries after entering a guarded area of a machine.  Nuneaton Magistrates’ Court heard how on 30 September 2014 an employee of International Automotive Components Limited of Coleshill was maintaining a carpet forming machine. The employee had only […]

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