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Posted 5 years ago

Firm fined after fatality at waste recycling site

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A scrap metal recycling company based in Sheffield has been fined for safety failings after a worker was killed when he was hit in the head by an exploding gas cylinder. Sheffield Crown Court heard how Tony Johnson, aged 55, was working at the Walter Heselwood recycling site on 16 June 2009 when a pressurised […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Worker falls through roof light

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A scaffolding company based in Dorset has been fined for safety failings following an incident where an employee fell through a roof light. Weymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how Weller Scaffolding Limited of Dorset had been contracted to erect access scaffold and perimeter handrails around the roof of a small industrial unit at East Road, Bridport. […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Cheshire construction company guilty of bricklayer’s death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Cheshire construction company has been prosecuted following a fatal accident in 2011 at a site in Wimslow. Liverpool Crown Court heard that Edgemere Projects Ltd of Tarporley, Cheshire, was the main contractor at a construction site in Wilmslow when on 7 January 2011, Andrew Dytiche aged 23, sustained fatal crush injuries when a pack […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Worker’s legs crushed by concrete table tennis tables

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A Manchester table tennis table manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s legs were crushed when four one-ton concrete tables toppled over. Following the incident which occurred on the 20 February 2015, the employee spent 10 weeks in hospital and has been unable to return to work since. Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Company fined after worker injured in boat hatch incident

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Hampshire based boat company has been fined for safety failings after one of their contracted boat builders was left unconscious for 10 minutes when a hydraulic engine hatch closed on him. West Hampshire Magistrates’ Court heard how a self-employed boat builder, contracted to work at the company was injured at work when looking inside […]

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Posted 5 years ago

College fined after tree felling injury

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A college in Surrey has been fined after a student was struck on the leg by a tree as it was being felled. Redhill Magistrates’ Court heard how the campus supervisor of Guildford College instructed an employee and part of the estates team, to take two work experience students to fell a tree. While the […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Firm fined for safety failings after worker fell from dumper truck

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A civil engineering company was fined after a worker fell from his dumper truck suffering a fracture to his spine. Peterborough Magistrates’ Court heard how a 50-year-old worker was operating a dumper truck during road improvements of the A14 road under Girton Bridge, near Cambridge. A drainage ditch was being excavated between the concrete pier […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Runcorn firm sentenced after HGV crushes worker to death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Runcorn haulage firm has been ordered to pay £90,000 in fines and costs after an employee was crushed to death by a runaway lorry. Tony Schulze had been trying to connect a cab to a lorry trailer when the incident happened at Freight First Ltd’s premises on the Astmoor Industrial Estate on Goddard Road […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Worker killed whilst assisting a reversing lorry

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company based in Whitchurch has been fined for safety failings after the death of an employee. Mold Crown Court heard how Philip Ledward, aged 62, an employee of Arkenfield Stable Hire Limited (ASHL), was assisting one of the company’s lorry drivers when he was struck by a passing car and received fatal injuries. An […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Plymouth builder’s illegal work on gas boiler put family at risk

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Plymouth builder who was not registered to work on gas appliances risked the lives of a family when he carried out building works. Richard Copp was asked to undertake construction of the large two storey extension to a house in Bowers Park Drive, Woolwell in June 2013. The work was investigated by the Health […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Staffordshire firm fined after worker loses arm

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Staffordshire farming firm has been sentenced for safety failings after a Polish worker had to have his arm amputated when it was caught in the rollers of a potato grading machine. Marek Wasilewski, 35, of Swadlincote, was trying to clean the rollers of the machine at Blakenhall Park, Barr Lane, Barton under Needwood, when […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Power company fined £1m after runner electrocuted

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company which maintains the power distribution supplies to London, the South East and East of England has been fined £1million after a runner was electrocuted by a low-hanging high voltage power cable. Dr James Kew was running on land in Newport, Saffron Walden, Essex, when he came into contact with a cable which should […]

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Posted 5 years ago

North West business leaders have their say as ‘working well’ roadshow arrives in Liverpool

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Liverpool hosted scores of business leaders, worker representatives and regulators from across the North West to discuss how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs.  The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) held one of the seven #HelpGBWorkWell events at the city’s Double Tree by Hilton hotel. Leading industry figures from […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Charges over steel collapse incident – four deaths

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The Health and Safety Executive has charged four parties with safety offences relating to the deaths of Thomas and Daniel Hazelton, Adam Taylor and Peter Johnson on 21 January 2011. The men were erecting a large steel structure in a pit when the structure collapsed on top of them at Claxton Engineering Services’ yard in […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Waste recycling firm fined after worker injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A London based waste recycling company, specialising in the recycling metal, has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured whilst replacing a seal on a scrap metal baling ram. Sandwell Magistrates’ Court heard how on 11 December 2013, a maintenance engineer was working with a colleague at the Metal & Waste […]

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Posted 5 years ago

West Midlands Police fined over officer injury

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The Office of Chief Constable of West Midlands Police has been sentenced for a health and safety offence after a serving officer was injured while disposing of weaponry. Birmingham Crown Court heard a trained firearms officer lost the tip of his trigger finger while operating a hydraulic shearing machine used to destroy weapons. The injured […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Firm fined for safety failings after worker fell four metres from scaffolding

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An East Anglian Scaffolding company was fined after a worker fell over four metres suffering severe injuries. Colchester Magistrates’ Court heard how a 39 year old worker fell from the second lift of a scaffold while it was being dismantled. Mr Hemphill (39 years old) fell approximately 5m. Before striking the ground Mr Hemphill collided […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Midlands business leaders turn out as Birmingham hosts ‘working well’ roadshow

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

There was a healthy turnout in Birmingham on Monday as business leaders, worker representatives and regulators from across the Midlands met to discuss how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs.  The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) held one of the seven #HelpGBWorkWell events at the city’s Holiday Inn Hotel. […]

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Posted 5 years ago

National gas distributor fined after worker gets trapped in gas cloud

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

                      One of the UK’s largest national gas distributors were sentenced to today after a worker became trapped in a ruptured gas mains. On 24 June 2014, National Grid Gas (Plc) were supervising repairs to a gas mains when a worker was trapped between two gas pipes after one of them burst, breaking his femur. […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Major construction firm fined £1million after death of worker

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Construction firm Balfour Beatty has been fined after a worker lost his life whilst repairing a central reservation barrier damaged in a road traffic collision. Canterbury Crown Court heard how, on 1 October 2012, a team was sent out by Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Limited, a subsidiary of Balfour Beatty PLC, to install temporary traffic […]

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