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Posted 5 years ago

HSE media statement: Major incident at Didcot Power Station on Tuesday 23 February 2016

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A spokesperson for HSE said: “HSE inspectors are on site at the Didcot A Power station in Oxfordshire, following the major incident on Tuesday 23 February. HSE are presently assisting the police and the emergency services. The thoughts of all HSE staff are with the family of the person who has died and the families […]

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Firm fined after worker fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Dorset based joinery company has been fined after a sub-contractor fell through a window opening to the floor below. Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court heard how a self-employed carpenter of R A Winwood Limited was working on an extension to a domestic property in Upton Way, Broadstone, Poole. Part of the work included fixing plywood to […]

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Sixteen year old worker falls through skylight

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Stoke on Trent roofing company has been fined after an employee suffered serious injury when he fell through a roof skylight at Northwood Lane, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme. Newcastle under Lyme Magistrates’ Court heard how the young worker accessed an unprotected roof and fell through the skylight. He was working for his uncle during […]

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Teenage farm worker dies clearing blockage in grain bin

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A farm has been sentenced after a young man was killed while trying to clear a blockage in a grain bin in Hawick. Jedburgh Sheriff Court heard how Zach Dean Fox, 19, was working for Seamore Farming at their premises at Deanfoot farm in Hawick. The court was told that large metal containers known as […]

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Firm fined after Man struck by gate

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company who produce and install gate systems been fined after a leaf of the gate fell and struck a man. Newport Magistrates’ Court heard how Advanced Gate Limited of Merthyr Tydfil were contracted to manufacture and install a gate system at PHS Limited in Caerphilly. The gate consisted of two leaves; one of which […]

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Company fined after worker falls from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Mosstodloch Engineering company has been fined after an employee was seriously injured after falling twenty feet. Grampian Sheriff Court heard how the worker was working at Portgordon Maltings Limited, installing an enclosure to the top of a malting kiln. While retrieving tools which had been left on the rear platform, one of the employees […]

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Exeter plumber left illegal gas work in a dangerous state

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An Exeter plumber left a gas meter and gas pipe in a dangerous state in a customer’s home after he had undertaken unregistered gas work. Colin Jones, aged 59, moved a gas meter at the property in The Mede in Exeter and then connected a new gas boiler to it. Shortly after this work the […]

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Company fined for failure to comply with improvement notices

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A London based company who fabricate structural steel products has been fined for failure to maintain compliance with the law following prior HSE enforcement action. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how William Fry Fabrications Limited failed to thoroughly examine two cranes used by the company, despite receiving both Improvement and Prohibition Notices on this issue for […]

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Scrap metal firm in court over worker’s severe forklift injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A scrap metal firm and its director have been fined after a Manchester worker suffered severe injuries to his left arm when it became stuck in a forklift truck. The worker, aged 30, from Levenshulme remained trapped for over two hours while the emergency services tried to free his arm from the vehicle’s mast at […]

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Two companies fined after director of one falls through a skylight

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after the director of one company fell through a skylight at the other company’s site. Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court heard Touch Access Limited (TAL) of Bournemouth attended the site of Beagle Technology Group Limited (BTGL) to clean out roof gutters of the buildings. While carrying out this work […]

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HSE to prosecute film company after Star Wars incident

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed Foodles Production (UK) Ltd that it will be prosecuted over an incident in which actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured during the filming of Star Wars: The Forces Awakens. Foodles Production (UK) Ltd is based in Queen Caroline Street, London, and will appear at High Wycombe […]

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Manufacturing company and director fined for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A manufacturing company based in Shrewsbury and its director have been fined after an empty 45 gallon steel drum once containing flammable liquid caught fire and exploded when being cut in half. Shrewsbury Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of SPEL Products had reported the incident, and indicated this particular method of work had been […]

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Scaffolding firm in court after worker’s roof fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Hemel Hempstead Scaffolding Limited has been fined after a worker suffered life changing injuries when he fell from the roof of a barn. Stewart Thomas from Hemel Hempstead, 31 at the time of the incident, was carrying out scaffolding work in preparation for the installation of solar panels on a barn roof at Gaddesden Home […]

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Firm fined after operator injured in “Binder” press

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An Oxford based company who supply heating equipment has been fined after a worker suffered injuries to his fingers in a hydraulic press. Banbury Magistrates’ Court heard an employee of Walraven Limited of Oxfordshire was setting up a horizontal press with a defeated interlock when he inadvertently activated it, crushing the tips of his index […]

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Company fined for safety failings when dealing with asbestos at a school

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An Oxford based company has been fined after disturbing asbestos insulation board (AIB) at a school. Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard how Amey Communities Limited (ACL) were contracted to carry out roof refurbishment at Lings Primary School, Hayeswood Road, Northampton. During the course of this refurbishment workers from ACL disturbed AIB in a small plant room. […]

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Fuel giant sentenced over offshore platform gas releases

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

One of the world’s largest oil and gas exploration and production companies has been fined after gas leaks on a gas platform off the Lincolnshire coast put workers’ lives in danger.  ConocoPhillips (UK) Limited admitted serious safety failings in Lincoln Crown Court after two uncontrolled and one controlled but unexpected gas release, which occurred on […]

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Chemical company fined for dangerous gas release

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Multi-national chemical producer, Solvay Solutions UK Limited, has been fined after a dangerous gas was released into the atmosphere causing disruption to the M5 and thousands of homes nearby.  Warley Magistrates’ Court heard how an uncontrolled release of dangerous substances put both employees and members of the public at risk. During the incident the police […]

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Firm fined after operator injured in bagging machine

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company who grow and package salads have been fined after an employee lost the tips of two fingers in a bagging machine. Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court heard how the operator of the bagging machine had reached under the guard to pull film through the machine. The heat sealing and cutting jaws of the machine closed […]

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Company fined after carrying out dangerous window installation work eight-meters above a West End street

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

    A company which manufactured and installed windows has been fined £36,000 after carrying out work in the West End of London with no measures to prevent the workers falling eight metres and after dropping part of a window onto the public area below. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard Ideal Glazing (Euro) Ltd carried out […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Company fined after carrying out dangerous window installation work eight-metres above a West End street

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

      A company which manufactured and installed windows has been fined £36,000 after carrying out work in the West End of London with no measures to prevent the workers falling eight metres and after dropping part of a window onto the public area below. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard Ideal Glazing (Euro) Ltd carried […]

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