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Company fined after death of worker

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Somerset pre-cast concrete products manufacturing company has been fined after a 43-year-old man was fatally injured when trapped by machinery. Bath Magistrates’ Court heard how Jeffery Baulf, a maintenance fitter employed by CPM Group Limited, was carrying out maintenance work while the machine was not isolated. A conveyor started moving and Mr Baulf suffered […]

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Unlocking the potential of health and safety data – the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and HSE ‘DISCOVERING SAFETY’ programme

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Every year, huge amounts of incident investigation findings and operational health and safety data are collected globally. The Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), supported by the Thomas Ashton Institute are running an ambitious new programme, ‘DISCOVERING SAFETY’ which aims to substantially improve health and safety and ultimately save lives, […]

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Company fined after a scaffolder was injured in fall from height.

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A scaffolding company has been sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker fell approximately four metres while working on a fragile surface. Hull Crown Court heard how in May 2013 Acorn Scaffolding (Yorkshire) Ltd were carrying out the erection of scaffolding on a barn at Lockington Grange Farm Driffield. The injured worker fell four […]

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Company fined for exposing employees to dust

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A furniture manufacturer has been fined after exposing its employees to significant quantities of hardwood dust, a hazardous substance known to cause occupational asthma and nasal cancer. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how employees in Andrena Furniture Ltd’s workshop were exposed to hardwood dust on a daily basis. One of the reasons for such high levels […]

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Company fined after worker loses tip of finger

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A metal fabrication company was sentenced today after a worker was injured when using a vertical milling machine.  Sunderland Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 7 December 2016, an employee of Complete Maintenance Solutions Limited was using the machine to drill a hole in a number of metal fence posts. While doing this the glove on […]

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Fisheries owner fined after putting workers and the public at risk

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The owner of a local fisheries site has been fined for failing to secure the boundary of a new build local fisheries site whilst under construction. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how Michael Simpson, who directed operations at the site known as Cheshire Oaks Fisheries, had received a £72,000 grant towards the development of a fisheries […]

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Construction company fined after death of worker

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Tonic Construction Ltd has been fined following the death of Shaun Carter. Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court heard how the employee of Tonic Construction Ltd was driving a forward tipping dumper on Tuesday 31st May 2016 onto the top of a spoil heap. The dumper became stuck on the edge of the spoil heap, and when Mr. […]

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Company fined after worker suffers life-changing injury

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A grain milling company has today been fined after a worker lost his right leg after being struck by a fork lift truck. Chester Crown Court heard how, on 1 September 2015, two employees of Morning Foods Limited, were emptying a warehouse which contained old electrical equipment. One forklift truck was in operation to remove […]

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Contractors fined for carrying out unsafe asbestos removal work without a licence

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two contractors were sentenced today after removing asbestos pipe lagging without taking the necessary precautions to reduce exposure to asbestos. Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard how the two contractors were carrying out refurbishment work at a residential property in Hamsterley, County Durham.  Having removed the ceiling in back room on the first floor of the property, […]

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Construction companies fined after worker injured in fall from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Three construction companies have been today fined after a subcontractor fell four meters through a fragile roof light into an office space below. Portsmouth Crown Court heard how, on 17 December 2015, an employee of Wessex Insulation Limited was injured when he was installing insulation to new ventilation ductwork on the roof of the Mountbatten […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Three companies fined after building collapse in Kilmacolm

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A client, principal contractor, and demolition contractor have been fined following the uncontrolled collapse of part of a building that was being demolished in Kilmacolm, Inverclyde in 2015. Paisley Sheriff Court heard how Taylor Grange Developments of Birmingham were the client for the demolition and new build project at the former Kilmacolm Institute. They engaged […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Client, principal contractor and demolition contractor fined after building collapse in Kilmacolm

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A client, principal contractor and demolition contractor have been fined following the uncontrolled collapse of part of a building that was being demolished in Kilmacolm, Inverclyde in 2015. Paisley Sheriff Court heard that Taylor Grange Developments of Birmingham were the client for the demolition and new build project at the former Kilmacolm Institute. They engaged […]

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Companies fined after worker injured in fall from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Stuart Barnes Limited and its client, Aster Property Limited, have both been sentenced after an employee fell through a fragile roof whilst at work. Weymouth Magistrates’ Court heard that on 5 January 2016, 27-year-old Luke Maslen was working to replace the roofing on garages owned by the client. He fell almost two metres through the […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Oil and gas operators challenged on HCRs

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

With the thirtieth anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster approaching, HSE’s Director of Energy Division has recently written to all offshore oil and gas production operators regarding gas releases in the North Sea. The letter has been sent because, despite recent strides being made in reducing the number of hydrocarbon releases (HCRs), they continue to […]

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Company fined after worker falls from roof

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A home improvements company has today been fined after a worker fell from a garage roof sustaining significant injuries. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 11 May 2015, an employee of Rock Home Improvements Limited was working on a garage roof when he fell 3.4 metres onto the driveway of an adjacent property. The […]

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Company fined after worker injured by dumper

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Chalmers and Co (Sussex) Limited has today been sentenced after an untrained operator was injured when a six-tonne dumper fell on top of him.  Brighton Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 16 June 2017, operator Daniel Robbins was operating a dumper at Great Bainden Farm, tipping material from excavation work alongside a barn at the top […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Companies fined after worker injured in fall from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Stuart Barnes Limited and its client, Aster Property Limited, have both been sentenced after an employee fell through a fragile roof whilst at work. Weymouth Magistrates’ Court heard that on 5 January 2016, 27-year-old Luke Maslen was working to replace the roofing on garages owned by the client. He fell almost two metres through the […]

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Construction worker suffers sever injuries after fall from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction company was sentenced today after an employee fell from the first floor of Sandal Endowed Primary School in Wakefield. Leeds Crown Court heard how on 26 August 2014, the 61-year-old worker was asked to remove fall bags from the first floor. The bags were too bulky to fit safely down the stairs. He […]

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