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Posted 5 years ago

Engineering worker suffers life changing injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Engineering firm, Point Engineering (Hull) Ltd was sentenced today for safety breaches after a marine hatch and frame weighting more than 500 kilograms fell forward seriously injuring an employee and narrowly missing another person. The injured person was preparing the marine hatch for inspection and used a sling and overhead crane to move it to […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Steel galvanising firm fined over safety breach

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A galvanising firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered severe injuries. The injured worker, Mr Ali Zada suffered fractures to his left leg and foot in June 2015 when the lifting wires that were tied around the bundle of mesh panels he was lifting with an overhead crane snapped on one […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Engineering company find for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An engineering company based in High Peak has been fined after a worker was injured. Stockport Magistrates’ Court heard how Danny Combs, a 50 year old fabricator/welder from Manchester was working for Thornsett Engineering Limited. He was manufacturing aluminium parts using a three roll bender when the gloves he was wearing caught between two of […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Engineering company fined for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An engineering company based in High Peak has been fined after a worker was injured. Stockport Magistrates’ Court heard how Darren Combs, a 50 year old fabricator/welder from Manchester was working for Thornsett Engineering Limited. He was manufacturing aluminium parts using a three roll bender when the gloves he was wearing caught between two of […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Company fined for safety failings after worker injures hand on lathe

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company in Leeds, has been fined after a worker suffered injury when his hand came into contact with a lathe. Rotherham Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Rotherham Group Realisations Limited was tasked with turning and polishing metal bars with no specific instructions on how this should be completed. He was holding an […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Company fined after joiner injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction company in Northumberland has been fined after a joiner fell approximately four metres suffering injury. Northumberland Magistrates’ Court heard how a joiner was working under the control of the principal contractor, Oakland Homes (North East) Limited on a new property development at Whalton, Northumberland. The court heard scaffolding on site had been altered […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Drinks manufacturer in court over workers loss of hand

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An Ellesmere Port based home brewing kit manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s right hand was severed while cleaning a blending machine. SPL International Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an incident at Poole Hall Industrial Estate, Ellesmere Port on the 21 October 2014. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard the […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Construction worker crushed by excavator on school demolition site.

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction company was sentenced today after a worker suffered crush injuries when he was hit and then run over by an excavator. Complete Demolition Ltd had been contracted to demolish a school on the site at Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port to make way for a new leisure centre when the incident occurred. The firm […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Support Worker sentenced after severely disabled woman choked and died

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A senior support worker from Leeds was sentenced after a severely disabled woman choked and later died while in her care Leeds Crown Court heard Tracey Gilboy, a senior support worker at an adult day care centre in Leeds allowed a sweet to be given to Alison Evers, a 34- year-old, severely disabled woman who […]

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Posted 5 years ago

A rocket motor company fined for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An engineering company in Worcestershire, has been fined more than £380,000 for safety failings. Worcester Crown Court heard how an employee of Roxel (Rocket Motor) Limited was inspecting a rocket motor for damages received during the manufacturing process. He used a fibre optic light to illuminate a conduit on the charge, and the propellant ignited […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Rocket motor company fined for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An engineering company in Worcestershire, has been fined more than £380,000 for safety failings. Worcester Crown Court heard how an employee of Roxel (Rocket Motor) Limited was inspecting a rocket motor for damages received during the manufacturing process. He used a fibre optic light to illuminate a conduit on the ‘charge’ of the motor. The propellant […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Motor Manufacturer Fined over Asbestos Contamination

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A motor manufacturer has been fined after discovery of asbestos boarding panels contaminated a site. General Motors UK Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after work being undertaken at its North Road, Ellesmere Port site in 2014 exposed contractors to risks associated with asbestos. An investigation by the HSE found that […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Worker dies at Portsmouth ship scrapping yard

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A ship building and repair company, Diverse Ventures,has been fined following the death of a worker who was hit by a mooring rope. Hove Crown Court heard that 50-year-old Paul Hudghton died after being hit by a rope being used to pull the jib of a small Tori crane back into position at Tipner Wharf, Portsmouth. […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Worker dies at Portsmouth ship yard

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Portsmouth firm supplying crane mounted barges has been fined following the death of a worker who was hit by a mooring rope. Hove Crown Court heard that 50-year-old Paul Hudghton died after being hit by a rope being used to pull the jib of a small Tori crane back into position at Tipner Wharf, Portsmouth. He […]

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Posted 5 years ago

London borough council fined for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A London borough council has been fined after a road worker suffered serious injury whilst cutting trees. Southwark Crown Court heard how an employee of London Borough of Havering sustained a serious cut injury just above his left knee after a Sthil cut-off saw he was using was fitted with an inappropriate blade and used […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Annual workplace fatality statistics published

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces has been released today. The long term trend has seen the rate of fatalities more than halve over the last 20 years. However, provisional figures indicate that 144 people were killed while at work in 2015/2016 – up from 142 in 2014/5. The Health […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Worker injured in unguarded machinery

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Monmouthshire based company has been fined after a worker suffered injury in machinery. Newport Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Reid Lifting Limited was using an unguarded milling machine to manufacture an aluminium component. As he tried to brush some debris away, the index finger of his gloved left hand snagged in the […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Worker injured when entangled in machinery

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An engineering company based in Sheffield has been fined after a worker became entangled in machinery. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Special Machined Products Limited (SMPL) became entangled with a rotating metal bar being used to prevent materials being ejected from the lathe he was operating. The employee’s jumper became entangled with […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Timber company fined for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Timber company based in Somerset has been sentenced for safety failings relating to a construction project. Oxford Magistrates’ Court heard how The Timber Frame Company (TFC) was contracted to work at Tracey Farm, a country retreat. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) served a Prohibition Notice on the company prohibiting work at height approximately […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Timber company fined for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Timber company based in Somerset has been sentenced for safety failings relating to a construction project. Oxford Magistrates’ Court heard how The Timber Frame Company (TFC) was contracted to work at Tracey Farm, a country retreat. Concerns were raised about unsafe work across the site and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) served a […]

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