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Posted 6 years ago

HSE issues health warning to the stone industry

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The Health and Safety Executive is urging the stone industry to do more to protect workers’ health following findings of a recent inspection initiative in the south of England. HSE inspectors visited sixty stone businesses, including work surface manufacturers, stonemasons and monumental masons during the initiative, which ran from June to September, and was supported […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Glass manufacturer in court after employees injured in explosion

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Chester glass container manufacturer has been fined for serious safety breaches after two employees were injured in a flash fire. Encirc Ltd was prosecuted today (22 Oct) by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an incident at Ash Road, Elton, Chester on the 14 May 2014. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard two employees fitters […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Care home provider and support worker fined after resident severely burned in bath

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A national care home provider and one of its employees have been prosecuted after a young woman suffered full thickness burns to more than 40 percent of her body from a scalding bath. Thirty two year old Nicola Jones required major surgery including amputation of all her toes following the incident on 13 August 2013 […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Construction client sentenced over multiple safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Hertfordshire based care provider engaged in construction works, has been fined after it admitted unsafe working practices, including failure to remove asbestos materials from the old buildings before demolition work.  The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) received a complaint in March 2014 from a member of the public living close to the former hospital […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Construction firm sentenced after dumper truck topple

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction firm has been sentenced after a worker was injured when a 10 tonne dumper truck he was driving over turned and landed in an open excavation.  Peterborough Magistrates’ Court heard Turner Construction (Midlands) Ltd failed to put in place measures such as stop blocks to prevent vehicles from falling into the excavation, failed […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Family, including three year old girl, exposed to dangerous asbestos

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Tenants of a house in Lincolnshire, including a three year old girl, were exposed to dangerous levels of deadly asbestos dust, a court was told. A judge at Lincoln Crown Court fined Blankney Estates Ltd, the company which rented the property in Scopwick, after it pleaded guilty to health and safety offences. The court heard […]

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Posted 6 years ago

£200,000 fine after worker fatally injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company which manufactures and supplies high-strength bar and cable systems has been fined £200,000 after a worker was pulled into a machine and killed. Alan Gerrard, 47, from Rotherham, suffered fatal crush injuries when his clothing got caught in a machine which was used to apply adhesive tape to bars to stop corrosion. Sheffield […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Builder fined after worker fell through fragile roof

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A builder has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered life changing injuries when he fell through a fragile roof light. Bristol Crown Court heard how in August 2014 the 25-year-old employee of N C Tucker Limited of Wedmore, fell five metres through a fragile roof light at a farm during roofing work. […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Concrete pumping company fined after worker injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A concrete pumping company has been fined after a worker was injured when his foot got trapped by the paddles in the hopper of a concrete pump. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) told Llandudno Magistrates’ Court that on 1 October 2014 a worker was cleaning out a pump following a concrete pour at a […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Company director fined for failing to comply with enforcement notices

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The managing director of a Hertfordshire company specialising in recycling of wood waste has been prosecuted for safety failings. Stevenage Magistrates’ Court heard how Janbor Limited was served with three Improvement Notices in October last year relating to work activity at its plant, but failed to comply with them. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Woodworking firm fined over safety breach

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A woodworking firm was fined for safety breaches after stacks of boards fell onto two employees and injured both of them. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that, in August 2012, a fork-lift truck was working closely with two pedestrians during a lifting operation. It hit a stack of boards which knocked into one worker, who then […]

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Posted 6 years ago

HSE to prosecute Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

HSE has charged Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust following a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of four deaths of patients under its care. Wayne Owen, HSE Principal Inspector in the West Midlands, said: “We have concluded our investigation into the death of four patients at Stafford Hospital and have decided there is sufficient […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Manufacturing company fined for safety breaches

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company which makes body parts for lorries has been fined for safety failings after an employee was injured when unsecured panels fell on to him during lifting operations.  The incident which led to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court happened in July 2014, at Mayfield Avenue Industrial Estate, Weyhill, Andover.  The […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Midland fabrication firm fined over worker injury

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Midlands firm has been sentenced after a worker suffered serious injury when he became entangled in a length of galvanised pipe being turned in a machine. Stafford Magistrates’ Court heard Craig Horton, 26, of Stone, was working for ASLR Fabrication Services Ltd in his home town on 12 September 2014. Mr Horton was carrying […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Landlord fined over gas safety breach

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A landlord has been fined after a defective gas appliance was found to be in operation at his premises. Ashby Bedeau rented out a property in Rutland Road, Bedford. In February this year his tenants felt unwell and contacted the gas helpline. An engineer arrived and stopped the property’s gas supply as carbon monoxide was […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Staffordshire construction firm fined after agency worker fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction company has been fined after an agency worker suffered life threatening chest injuries when he fell three and a half metres through a gap in a new floor.  Kevin Quinn, 50, from Bognor Regis fractured his collarbone and ribs and suffered a collapsed lung in the fall, at Swanwick Marina, Hampshire on 3 […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Logistics company fined after man injured at work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A logistics company was fined £20,000 after a worker was hit by a fork-lift truck in a busy yard and suffered head injuries. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated and prosecuted UCH Logistics Limited over its failure to segregate vehicles and people in a yard where the danger of such an incident happening was […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Recycling firm fined £200,000 after employee struck by vehicle

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A national recycling firm was fined after an employee was struck by a 7.5 tonne telehandler.  Preston Crown Court heard Sita UK Limited failed to provide adequate segregation between pedestrians and moving vehicles at a waste transfer station in Darwen, Lancashire. As an employee walked across an outside plastics hand sorting area, he passed behind […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Sentence after man dies in industrial blender

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A pellet manufacturing company based in Mansfield has been fined after an employee was killed when he was pulled into an industrial blender.  51-year-old George Major, a father of one from Mansfield was clearing material from the blender at Rettenmaier UK Manufacturing Limited, a pellet manufacturer based in Mansfield, when it unexpectedly started up.  The subsequent […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Worker injures hand in unguarded machinery

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A supplier of dried fruit, nuts and seeds was fined after a worker was injured in a machinery incident.  Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard how on 24 October 2014 the worker was attempting to clear a blockage in a machine.  She was able to remove a flexible hose attached to a short length of outlet pipe. […]

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