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Posted 6 years ago

River Brain scaffold collapse lands three in Court

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Three companies working on construction of residential apartments have been sentenced after workers narrowly escaped injury when a huge scaffold collapsed in the River Brain. The work was being undertaken at the Former Riverside Centre, in Braintree when on 1 July 2014 the scaffold, which was forty metres in length and five lifts high, collapsed […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Skip company and director fined after worker killed in excavator fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

West Sussex waste management firm South Coast Skips Ltd and its owner have been prosecuted after one worker died and another was left seriously injured when they fell from the bucket of an excavator. Lindsay Campbell, a 66-year-old father of ten from Waterlooville in Hampshire, was killed when the bucket of an excavator he was […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Plastics Company fined after worker’s injury

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A plastics company who engineer nylon products has been sentenced after an employee had his finger amputated as a result of an incident with a circular saw. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), prosecuting, told Oldbury Magistrates’ Court the worker’s hand slipped into a moving circular saw causing damage to his knuckle resulting in amputation […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Building firm in court for ignoring regulator

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A building contractor has been sentenced after ignoring enforcement notices from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).  Sandwell Magistrates’ Court heard that HSE attended for a routine inspection at the former Timbertree Primary School in Graingers Lane, Cradley Heath, on 14 January 2015 and found issues with scaffold and other work at height practices and […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Firms sentenced after construction death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two associate companies have been fined after the death of a worker in London, killed when concrete joists fell on him. Electrician John Walker, who worked for 777 Environmental Limited, met his death while working on a demolition site on Walworth Road, Elephant and Castle, where the Strata Building now sits. He was working on […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Logistics company fined after driver struck by falling pallet

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A logistics company firm has been fined for safety failings after a driver was injured when he was hit by a pallet that fell from a fork lift truck.  Basildon Crown Court heard how on 19 December 2014, Darren Andrews, a 49-year-old employee of a transport services firm was making a delivery to CWT Commodities […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Food firm fined after worker’s injury

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A food manufacturing firm has been sentenced after an employee had two fingers severed in a workplace incident. On Monday 2 November 2015, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), prosecuting, told Boston Magistrates’ Court the worker’s fingers were severed when his hand came into contact with the paddles of a mixing machine, while he was […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Roofer sentenced after safety breaches

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The owner of a specialist roofing company has been sentenced after admitting dangerous working practices. Richard Lavers, 48, who owns RFL Metal Roofing, was on site and supervising two employees while they were installing zinc sheets to a roof on a property in Stevenage, Herts. On Friday 30 October 2015, Stevenage Magistrates’ Court was told […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Firm sentenced after worker dies after inhaling paint stripper

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An employer has been fined after a worker died after inhaling fumes while cleaning a chemical stripping paint tank at a motor vehicle repair company.  Dundee Sheriff Court heard how on 18 August 2011, Steven Conway, 33, from Dundee, was employed by Diamond Wheels (Dundee) Limited to undertake general duties at its Dryburgh Industrial Estate, […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Man falls from roof with life changing injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A man was sentenced for safety failings that led to a father-of-three falling from the roof of a house, resulting in horrific head and spinal injuries. Brian Honeyman fell six metres while helping to re-roof a house in Stenhousemuir and, as a result of his injuries, will likely reside in a care facility for the […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Worker fatally injured falling through fragile roof

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A self-employed worker was fined when a casual worker he employed to repair a shed roof fell and was fatally injured. Ayr Sheriff Court heard how on 26 August 2012, William Sproat, 63, from Patna, Ayshire, had been employed by David William McVey to repair a storm damaged shed roof at Brunton Farm, New Crummnock […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Waste and Recycling firm fined £100,000 after worker suffers multiple arm fractures

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Waste and recycling company F&R Cawley Limited has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious fractures when his arm was dragged into the rollers of a moving conveyor belt.  The 32-year-old employee was working at the firm’s Covent Garden Close site on 28 February 2014 when he was asked to clear a blockage on a […]

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Posted 6 years ago

International tyre firm fined after 17 year old apprentice injured in lathe

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Tyre manufacturer Pirelli Tyres Limited has been prosecuted after a 17-year-old apprentice suffered serious injuries to his hands while using a metalwork lathe.  The teenager was making a trolley for a tool box on 19 August 2014 at the firm’s site in Burton where he was working as a mechanical maintenance apprentice.  Stafford Magistrates’ Court […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Hotel Chocolat in court after worker’s hand dragged into machine

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Chocolate manufacturer Hotel Chocolat has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious hand and arm injuries whilst cleaning a machine tank. Piotr Podgorski, 35, from Bretton, in Peterborough, was working as a cell supervisor for the company on 16 August 2014 when he was asked to clean the tank of a chocolate enrobing machine so […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Company fined after worker injures hand

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Glasgow printing and packaging company has been sentenced after a worker’s hand was severely injured in machinery.  The long-serving employee suffered the injury when his right hand was pulled into an embossing and foiling machine he was working on. Glasgow Sheriff Court heard he was attempting to prevent the machine from jamming when his […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Cardboard manufacturer prosecuted after worker’s hand crushed

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A cardboard manufacturer has been fined after an employee suffered horrific injuries to his hand when it was trapped between metal rollers superheated by steam. Leicester Crown Court heard Andrew Newbold had to have his hand amputated after the incident at Board 24 Limited at their factory on Bardon Industrial Estate, Coalville, Leicestershire on 5 […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Worker fatally injured falling through fragile roof

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An employer was fined when a casual worker he employed to repair a shed roof fell and was fatally injured. Ayr Sheriff Court heard how on 26 August 2012, William Sproat, 63, from Patna, Ayshire, had been employed by David William McVey to repair a storm damaged shed roof at Brunton Farm, New Cummnock owned […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Healthcare provider fined over death in its care

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

NHS Ayrshire and Arran has been fined £67,000 over its failure to follow its own procedures relating to the care of a patient with a history of depression. Gary Niven was able to hang himself in a room at the A&E department of Crosshouse Hospital on 31 August 2010. Although he was resuscitated, Gary had […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Work related injury and ill health still costing Britain £14 billion per year

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

More than a million people are being made ill by their work, costing society £14.3 billion, according to new figures published today. Despite Britain remaining one of the safest places to work in Europe, injury and ill-health statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive show that an estimated 27.3 million working days were lost due to […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Engineering and facilities firms sentenced

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two companies have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was electrocuted during work on a data centre in Middlesex. Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Ltd (BBES) was contracted to carry out multi-million pound infrastructure upgrade works at the data centre in Hounslow, while Norland Managed Services Ltd (NMS) were already contracted to provide mechanical […]

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