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Posted 3 years ago

Peterborough company fined for failing to undertake asbestos assessment

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A property management company has today been sentenced after failing to carry out an asbestos survey prior to undertaking extensive refurbishment works. Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court heard how, between April and May 2017, Thistlemoor Healthcare and Management Ltd undertook construction work at two properties, one of which was part of a medical centre in Peterborough. In […]

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Construction firm and director fined for safety breaches

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company and its director have been fined for failure to comply with a prohibition and improvement notice. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 31 March 2016, Awad (UK) Ltd, under the control of its director Andrzej Wilk, was issued with a prohibition notice on site where it was found that persons were at serious […]

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North Yorkshire company fined after contractor falls from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company specialising in the installation of biomass heating systems and photovoltaic solar systems was sentenced today after a worker suffered a serious injury following a fall from height. Beverley Magistrates court heard how, on 27 March 2015, an operative was installing a flue system for a biomass heating system at a farm in North […]

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Gas fitter sentenced to 16 months in prison after carrying out unsafe gas work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A self-employed gas fitter has been sentenced to 16 months in prison after he carried out unsafe gas work while falsely pretending to be Gas Safe Registered. Nottingham Crown Court heard that Richard Trezise was prosecuted following investigations by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors at seven different locations where the Gas Safe Register had […]

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West Midlands haulage firm prosecuted after worker killed

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Worcestershire-based haulage firm has been sentenced following a fatal incident in which a driver was crushed by a reversing vehicle. Worcester Crown Court heard how, on 11 December 2013, a Tooles Transport Limited employee, 60-year-old Kevin Scott, was assisting a colleague to reverse a vehicle when he became trapped between the reversing vehicle and […]

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Manufacturer fined after two killed by spray-booth explosion

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Norwich manufacturing firm has been fined after two employees working with flammable substances in a spray booth were killed by an explosion. Norwich Crown Court heard how, on 13 July 2015, two workers had already sprayed several welded steel buckets that morning and were preparing for their next batch. The flammable vapour generated whilst […]

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Two companies fined after worker suffers fall from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two companies have been sentenced after an employee fell from scaffolding whilst at work. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 28 September 2016, 32-year old self-employed builder, Jamie Butler, was working on a refurbishment project at a block of flats when he fell over 2 metres from unsecured scaffold boards onto concrete flooring below. Mr […]

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Frutarom (UK) Ltd fined after two health and safety breaches

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Food flavourings company Frutarom (UK) Ltd has been fined after two separate health and safety breaches. Colchester Magistrates Court heard how the company was prosecuted following two separate Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigations into incidents at Frutarom’s premises. In October 2016 a worker at the company’s Hartlepool factory was emptying a part-finished product from […]

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North West trailer manufacturing company sentenced after worker injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Cheshire-based trailer manufacturing company has been fined after a worker was struck by a load on a fork lift truck and left with multiple injuries. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 10 March 2017, an employee of Meredith and Eyre Limited was in the process of lifting a stack of three trailer chassis using […]

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Farming company sentenced after threshing machine incident

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Dullam & Co (Farmers) Ltd have been fined today after a worker was dragged into a reed combing machine. Exeter Magistrate’s Court heard that on 24 March 2017, 44 year old John Dullam was working on the reed combing machine at Narracott Farm, South Molton, when his overalls became entangled in the drum feed intake […]

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North West construction firm fined after multiple safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Stockport construction firm has been fined after putting employees at risk due to widespread safety failings at two construction sites. Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard how Sherwood Homes Limited had appointed several principal contractors to build numerous domestic properties at two sites; in Preston and Tarporley. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) carried […]

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Local authority fined after child suffers chemical burns

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar, the local authority which covers the Western Isles, was today fined after a boy suffered chemical burns. Stornoway Sheriff Court heard how, on 11 July 2017, employees of the local authority had cleaned the slipway and steps of the pier at Valtos Pier in Uig using sodium hypochlorite. Later that day, […]

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Posted 3 years ago

HSE to prosecute following 2011 explosion at Pembroke Refinery

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed two companies they face prosecution following an incident at the Pembroke Refinery on 2 June 2011, which resulted in the deaths of four people and serious injuries to another. Valero Energy UK Limited and B & A Contracts Limited are to face charges under Sections 2(1) […]

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North West property developer sentenced after building collapse

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Manchester-based property developer has today been sentenced after the roof and part of the rear wall collapsed at one of his properties during demolition works. Manchester Crown Court heard how Riaz Ahmad appointed a group of workers, who had no experience in construction, to carry out demolition work at a property in Oldham. On […]

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West Midlands manufacturing company fined after worker crushed

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A manufacturing firm in Worcestershire has been fined after a worker suffered crush injuries when wooden panels fell onto him. Worcester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 8 April 2017, a Global Displays Limited employee was injured when a stack of panels toppled over and crushed him. Several smaller panels were resting against untied, upright 4m […]

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Contractor, client and director convicted after dangerous building site conditions

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A contractor, client and director have been convicted after conditions at a building site were found to be dangerous. Southwark Crown Court heard that inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited the construction site on Gladesmore Road, London on numerous occasions in 2015 while building work was taking place at the property. Inspectors found […]

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Posted 3 years ago

HSE to prosecute Celsa Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has informed Celsa Manufacturing (UK) Ltd that it will be prosecuted following the explosion at Celsa steelworks, Splott, Cardiff on 18 November 2015. The explosion resulted in the deaths of Mr Mark Sim and Mr Peter O’Brien, engineers at the company’s Rod and Bar Mill, and injured other workers. […]

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Yorkshire company fined after worker sustains chemical burns

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A rubber inflatable boat manufacturing and repair company has today been sentenced after an employee sustained chemical burns while cleaning down a boat using solvents at its factory in Hull.  Hull and Holderness Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 23 March 2016, a worker at Humber Fabrications (Hull) Ltd was tasked with cleaning the deck of […]

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HSE releases annual agriculture fatality figures

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The agricultural industry still has the highest rate of fatal injury in Great Britain according to the latest statistics released today by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Released on the first day of Farm Safety Week, HSE’s annual agricultural fatal injury statistics have revealed that a total of 33 deaths were recorded in the […]

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North West company fined after two workers fall from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Manchester-based principal contractor has today been sentenced for safety breaches after two workers both fell when working from height. Leeds Crown Court heard how, on 3 October 2014, the two subcontracted joiners were working on the refurbishment and construction of new build dwellings at the former Wharfedale Hospital in Otley, West Yorkshire. They were […]

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