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Posted 3 years ago

Company fined after worker trapped by falling scrap lead

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A lead recycling company was sentenced after a worker was trapped under a load of falling scrap lead. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how on 5 May 2016 an employee of H J Enthoven Ltd was operating the overhead crane, lifting a bin containing scrap lead when the bin slipped, emptying its contents onto the crane […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Contractor fined after employee run over by road roller

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A road resurfacing company was fined £15,400 after an employee was run over by a road roller. Ayr Sherriff Court heard that on 3 November 2015 an employee of Newlay Civil Engineering Ltd reversed a road roller over the leg of fellow employee, Thomas Shaw. The incident happened at Knockbreck Road, Straiton in South Ayrshire, […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Property management consultancy and asbestos surveying company fined after inadequate refurbishment

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A property management consultancy and an asbestos surveying company have been fined after an inadequate refurbishment and demolition survey was provided for a major refurbishment project including partial demolition. Dudley Magistrates’ Court heard how the survey undertaken by Home Inspectors Southern Limited failed to identify asbestos cement and asbestos insulating board (AIB) containing Chrysotile and […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Luxury yacht building company fined after engineer injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A luxury yacht building company has been fined following an engineer losing consciousness after being struck on the back of the head by a solid metal bracket weighing 147kg. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how the employee of Sunseeker International Limited was working under the hull of an 86-foot yacht adjusting the height of a prop […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Company prosecuted after worker killed

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

RRS London Waste Papers Ltd have been sentenced after health and safety breaches resulted in the death of one of their employees. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how a RRS London Waste Papers Ltd worker was found dead inside the compaction chamber of a baling machine. The worker had suffered fatal crush injuries. An investigation by […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Company fined more than 500k following overhead power lines incident

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Construction company has been fined after a tipper vehicle driven by one of its employees came into contact with overhead power lines during the construction of a waste transfer station. Northampton Crown Court heard that on 9 March 2016 a driver employed by Mick George Ltd was emptying a load of soil from his […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Two companies fined for serious breaches involving the removal of asbestos

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A residential property management company and a specialist installation contractor have been fined after a resident raised concerns about soffit replacement work carried out on the guttering on three blocks of flats in London. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that in July 2016, Squaredeal UPVC & Renewables Limited of Rustington, West Sussex (‘Squaredeal) had been contracted […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Company fined after worker injured by wall collapse

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A landscaping services company was sentenced today after a worker was seriously injured when a retaining wall collapsed into a trench.  Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 7 November 2016, an employee of Award Winning Greenfingers Limited was undertaking groundworks to install a new timber retaining structure in the rear garden of a property […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Exmouth building companies fined after disregarding health and safety regulations

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Coast & Country Construction Limited and Paul Humphries Architects Ltd have both been sentenced today after serious breaches of their health and safety duties. Exeter Magistrates’ Court heard that, in early 2016, a concern was raised about the lack of health and safety controls at a large timber frame extension being built onto Manor Lodge […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Partners fined after farm worker injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two partners in a farming company have been fined after an employee received serious injuries when his arm was drawn into the rollers of a potato grading machine. Lincoln Magistrates Court heard today how, on 21 October 2016, an employee of Leverton Brothers was cleaning and emptying a potato grading machine when his right arm […]

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Posted 3 years ago

Company fined after employee suffers serious burns

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company that produces metal sheet components has been fined after a worker suffered burns to his, face, ears and head. Hereford Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 12 September 2016, an employee of Mettech (Hereford) Limited sustained burns when attempting to light a gas burner present within a powder coating oven. An investigation by the […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Company fined after worker suffers life changing injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction company has today been fined after a worker fell through a roof and suffered life changing injuries. Glasgow Sheriff Court heard how, on 22 October 2015, the self-employed joiner was working on the construction site at Claremont Terrace, Glasgow, when he fell approximately 3.6 metres onto a pile of timber cut-offs. The employee […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Double-investigation leads to fine for North East car parts manufacturer Faltec Europe Limited

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A South Tyneside car parts manufacturer has been fined £1.6million after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak and an explosion occurred at the same plant within a year. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated and have prosecuted Faltec Europe Limited in relation to both incidents. Five people fell seriously ill following the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak and […]

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Posted 4 years ago

North east sawmill fined after employee has his leg amputated

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A sawmill in north east England has been fined after a serious incident at its site resulted in an employee having his leg amputated below the knee. Sunderland Magistrates’ Court heard that, in July 2016, an employee of A & J Scott Limited attempted to clear a blockage on the conveyor feed and edger machine. As he […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Company fined after workers put in danger

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company has been fined after workers were spotted carrying out unsafe work on various roofs. Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard that, on three separate occasions in 2016, a director of Quality Food Products (Aberdeen) Ltd carried out work at height when there were no suitable or sufficient measures in place to prevent him, nor the […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Demolition company fined after worker struck by concrete panel

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Demolition company has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a concrete spandrel panel. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how Vale Park Demolition Services Limited was contracted to demolish a link bridge structure at Littleborough Primary School, Rochdale. On 29 October 2015, an employee of GT Scaffolding North West […]

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Posted 4 years ago

9.5k fine for duo following fatal incident

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The partners of a Suffolk based farm have been sentenced after a haulage contractor was killed by an overhead power line strike. Basildon Magistrates’ Court heard how on 30 August 2016, Mr Christopher Wilson, a haulage driver, was killed when his tipping trailer was raised and made contact with overhead power lines that ran across part […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Construction company fined after employee crushed by dumper

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A groundworks company has been fined after an employee suffered serious internal injuries while working in an excavation at Ghyllgrove Junior & Infants School in Basildon. Southend Magistrates’ Court heard how a site dumper was parked at a slight incline on a heap of excavated soil, adjacent to a partially backfilled trench. The dumper had […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Company fined after worker develops occupational asthma

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A design and manufacturing company has been fined after an employee carrying out soldering works developed occupational asthma. Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court heard that when the employee joined the company in 1975 there was no extraction system in place. Approximately 15-20 years later the company introduced a small bench top air displacement box (ADB) as a […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Farming company fined after worker injured in fall from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Somerset farming company has been fined after a worker fell 3 metres from a silage clamp onto a concrete floor, sustaining life changing injuries. Yeovil Magistrates’ Court heard how Ian Stewart, a contract herdsman for Evercreech Park Farms Ltd, fractured two vertebrae in his neck and back, suffered nerve damage and was in intensive […]

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