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Posted 4 years ago

Recycling company fined after worker injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Rochdale recycling company has today been fined after an employee’s arm was dragged into unguarded machinery. Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 23 March 2016, the Anglo Recycling Ltd worker suffered a compound fracture whilst working on a carpet recycling line, when his arm was drawn into machinery and trapped between a […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Scaffolder sentenced over unsafe working at height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A 28-year­-old scaffolder has been sentenced after working at height without suitable and sufficient safety measures in place. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 30 June 2017, Mr Terrance Murray was witnessed erecting scaffold in an unsafe manner by a concerned member of the public. Photographs were taken of Mr Murray standing on top […]

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Worker sentenced after seriously injuring pedestrian

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An employee of a skip firm has been sentenced after causing serious injury to a pedestrian. Southwark Crown Court was shown CCTV footage of the incident which took place on 2 August 2017. The footage showed Mr Daividas Rupeika driving into another excavator at the site in Wimbledon, South West London. He then proceeded to […]

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Company fined after worker falls through fragile roof

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction firm has been prosecuted after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through the fragile roof of a farm building that was due to be demolished. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 4 February 2016, an inexperienced labourer working for Fine Dimensions Limited was asked to assist in minor roof work. He […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Company fined after falling scaffold clips hits pedestrian

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A scaffolding company was sentenced today for safety breaches after a scaffold clip fell approximately 20m (60 ft.) and hit a member of the public walking below. Westminster Magistrates Court heard that, on 20 March 2017, the injured person was walking along Upper Street in Islington, London when he was hit on the head by […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Food manufacturer prosecuted after worker left seriously-injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Kamkee Food Limited has today been prosecuted for health and safety breaches after one of its workers was left seriously-injured. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 13 February 2017, the worker was seriously injured when the sleeve of his overcoat got caught in a large industrial food mixer at the company’s factory premises at Kingside […]

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Manufacturing company fined after worker’s hand was partially severed

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A manufacturing company based in Gloucester has been fined after an incident at its site resulted in Petr Jelinek having his fingers and part of his palm severed. Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court heard how Petr Jelinek, an employee of Mercury Specialist Frames Limited was in the process of using an Omga chop saw when the blade […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Birmingham contractor fined £500,000 after worker struck by tipper truck

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A principal contractor has been fined after a worker was struck by a tipper truck. North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard how on, 15 October 2015, a ground worker was working on the development site of over 370 houses at Burntwood Business Park. At the time of incident there were a number of tipper trucks delivering […]

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Manufacturing company fined after worker suffers life-changing injury

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A manufacturing company has been sentenced after a worker lost his right thumb whilst working on a lathe. Cheltenham Magistrates Court heard how, on 11 August 2016, the employee of Mekufa (UK) limited was injured when his gloved hand got caught on a moving part of machinery, resulting in the amputation of his right thumb. […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Companies fined after scaffolder struck by dumper truck and killed

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Redrow Homes Limited and WPI Civil Engineering Limited have been fined after the death of scaffolder Henry Jones in 2013. Liverpool Crown Court heard how, on 8 August 2013, 67-year-old Henry Jones was walking across the Redrow Homes construction site in Knotty Ash when he was struck by a reversing dumper truck. Mr Jones was […]

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Posted 4 years ago

MOD receives Crown Censure following Royal Navy technician death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been issued with a Crown Censure after a Royal Navy engineering technician was killed during lift maintenance work. Leading Engineering Technician Neal Edmonds, 42, originally from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, was crushed between a moving lift and the lift shaft on 11 June 2014.  Mr Edmonds was carrying out maintenance work […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Former British Gas employee fined for illegal gas work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A former employee of British Gas has been sentenced today after conducting gas work he was not registered or competent to do and leaving it in a dangerous condition. Truro Crown Court heard how Mark Cock undertook the installation of a liquid petroleum gas (LPG) boiler at a property in Cambourne in February 2017. A […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Packaging company fined after worker left with life-changing injury

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A packaging firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered life-changing injuries. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 3 October 2016, the worker was employed as a driver by W.K.West Limited. On the day of the incident, having finished his driving duties for the day he was asked to work in the […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Manufacturing company and contractor fined after failing to prevent exposure to asbestos

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A manufacturing company and contractor have been prosecuted after failing to prevent exposure of workers and others to asbestos whilst cleaning an asbestos cement roof. Carter Brothers (Rochdale) Ltd contracted Frank Allan, trading as ‘Jet Blast and Maintenance,’ to clean its premises including the asbestos cement roof in September 2016. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard […]

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Steel stockholder fined after worker crushed by steel coil

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Midlands-based steel supplier has today been fined after a 35-year old worker was struck and crushed by an overhead coil. Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 8 November 2016, the worker was delivering a steel coil to the CSJ Coil site in Dudley. It was lifted on to an overhead crane when the coil […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Farm worker seriously injured after fall from cherry picker

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Martin Geoffrey Warkup, a partner in a farming company, has been sentenced today after a worker fell from a cherry picker. Hull and Holderness Magistrates’ Court heard that the employee suffered fractures to 18 ribs and both wrists as well as internal injuries when he fell approximately 10 metres from a cherry picker at Manor […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Contractor fined after gas explosion at domestic property

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A contractor has been fined after a gas explosion at a domestic property in Lesmahagow. Lanark Sheriff Court heard that, on 22 March 2007, Turriff Contractors Limited had been contracted to construct and install a gas main on a street in Lesmahagow. The court also heard that, on 25 March 2012, the gas main Turriff […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Tata Steel fined £1.4m after health and safety failings lead to death of worker

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A steel producer has today been fined after the death of 26-year-old maintenance electrician, Thomas Standerline. Hull Crown Court heard how, on 23 April 2010, Mr Standerline, an employee of Tata Steel, was examining a crane as part of his inspection duties as a maintenance electrician. Whilst carrying out this work, an overhead crane travelled […]

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Plastic products manufacturer fined after worker suffers burn injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A manufacturer of plastic products has been fined after an employee, Mr Kristofer Odell, suffered burn injuries when his hand became trapped in a sanding machine. Worcester Magistrates’ Court heard how Mr Odell was instructed to put his hand on a moving rubber roller to check its temperature during routine maintenance of the roller and […]

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Principal Contractor fined after roller shutter door damages market stall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Principal Contractor has been fined after a roller shutter door damaged a market stall in Walthamstow. Westminster Magistrates Court heard that, at approximately 5am on 3 August 2016, employees of Flex D B Construction Ltd were removing a roller shutter door on the boundary of a site on High Street, Walthamstow. During this activity, […]

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