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Posted 4 years ago

Agency worker injures hand on lathe – firm sentenced

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An engineering firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered injuries to his hand. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that in September 2014 the injured person was employed by The Works agency. He had only been working for four days at the site of Hallamshire Engineering Service Ltd which at the time was […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Company fined after worker was injured by a fork lift truck

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A North West manufacturing company has been fined after an employee was struck by a fork lift truck. Manchester & Salford Magistrates’ Court heard that on 13 April 2015 that an employee of West Coast Corrugated Ltd was struck by a reversing clamp truck which resulted in him fracturing his pelvis at the company’s site […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Company fined after worker was injured by a fork lift truck

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A North West manufacturing company has been fined after an employee was struck by a fork lift truck. Manchester & Salford Magistrates’ Court heard that on 13 April 2015 that an employee of West Coast Corrugated Ltd was struck by a reversing clamp truck which resulted in him fracturing his pelvis at the company’s site […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Construction company fined after worker fell through fragile roof

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

T Broom Construction Limited has today been fined after an employee of the company fell more than five metres through a fragile roof onto the ground. Taunton Magistrates’ Court heard that on 23 June 2016, 26-year old Ryan Sartin was repairing a roof at Home Farm, Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset when he fell through a fragile […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Construction company fined after worker fell through fragile roof

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

T Broom Construction Limited has today been fined after an employee of the company fell more than five metres through a fragile roof onto the ground. Taunton Magistrates’ Court heard that on 23 June 2016, 26-year old Ryan Sartin was repairing a roof at Home Farm, Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset when he fell through a fragile […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Engineering firm fined after exposing workers to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An engineering firm has been fined for failing to control the risk to employees using hand held power tools from Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Manchester and Salford Magistrates heard how Newfield Fabrications Co Ltd (NFCL) failed to ensure the risks to its employees from exposure was adequately controlled. The company also failed to ensure its […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Engineering firm fined after exposing workers to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An engineering firm has been fined for failing to control the risk to employees using hand held power tools from Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Manchester and Salford Magistrates heard how Newfield Fabrications Co Ltd (NFCL) failed to ensure the risks to its employees from exposure was adequately controlled. The company also failed to ensure its […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Haulage firm fined after worker crushed

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A haulage firm has been fined after a load from the top of a double-decked trailer fell onto a worker. Warwick Crown Court heard that a Maxi Haulage Limited employee was injured at a site in Cape Road Warwick, when a piece of metal ducting, six metres long and weighing 28kg, fell from the top […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Haulage firm fined after worker crushed

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A haulage firm has been fined after a load from the top of a double-decked trailer fell onto a worker. Warwick Crown Court heard that a Maxi Haulage Limited employee was injured at a site in Cape Road Warwick, when a piece of metal ducting, six metres long and weighing 28kg, fell from the top […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Concrete manufacturer fined after a worker fell from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Meadows WR LLP (MWR) has been fined after a 60 year-old man fell off a ladder, through and opening and down to the lower floor of a house in St Albans. St Albans Crown Court heard how the 60-year-old man, Mr Kundi, died three years after the incident. MWR contracted him to part demolish and […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Concrete manufacturer fined after a worker fell from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Meadows WR LLP (MWR) has been fined after a 60 year-old man fell off a ladder, through and opening and down to the lower floor of a house in St Albans. St Albans Crown Court heard how the 60-year-old man, Mr Kundi, died three years after the incident. MWR contracted him to part demolish and […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Developer fined after a worker fell from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Meadows WR LLP (MWR) has been fined after a 60 year-old man fell off a ladder, through and opening and down to the lower floor of a house in St Albans. St Albans Crown Court heard how the 60-year-old man, Mr Sukhdev Kundi, died three years after the incident. MWR contracted him to install the […]

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Posted 4 years ago

£1.2m fine for chemical company after explosion

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A chemicals company has been fined £1.2m following an explosion at its site at West Thurrock. Only two people suffered minor injuries following the blast, which happened during the operation of the hydrochloric acid (HCl) burner on 26 September 2013. Chelmsford Crown Court heard that the newly installed HCl burner being used by Industrial Chemicals […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Company fined after worker suffers crush injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Lancashire based company Spectral Colours Limited (SCL) has been fined after a worker was crushed under machinery. Manchester Crown Court heard how the 57-year old employee of SCL was cleaning the dispersion mixing machine at the company’s premises in Crawford Street, Manchester on 30 April 2014. The worker sat on one of the clamping […]

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Posted 4 years ago

£1.2m fine for chemical company after explosion

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A chemicals company has been fined £1.2m following an explosion at its site at West Thurrock. Only two people suffered minor injuries following the blast, which happened during the operation of the hydrochloric acid (HCl) burner on 26 September 2013. Chelmsford Crown Court heard that the newly installed HCl burner being used by Industrial Chemicals […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Company fined after worker suffers crush injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Lancashire based company Spectral Colours Limited (SCL) has been fined after a worker was crushed under machinery. Manchester Crown Court heard how the 57-year old employee of SCL was cleaning the dispersion mixing machine at the company’s premises in Crawford Street, Manchester on 30 April 2014. The worker sat on one of the clamping […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Construction firm fined over safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction firm was fined after failing to safeguard the public from entering a construction site, and not providing adequate welfare facilities for workers. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how on 29 July 2016, Construction and Fit Out Limited was undertaking the refurbishment of a house in Manchester. A Health and safety Executive (HSE) Inspector found […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Construction firm fined over safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction firm was fined after failing to safeguard the public from entering a construction site, and not providing adequate welfare facilities for workers. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how on 29 July 2016, Construction and Fit Out Limited was undertaking the refurbishment of a house in Manchester. A Health and safety Executive (HSE) Inspector found […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Two contractors fined after worker fell from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two London based construction contractors, Sager Construction Limited (SCL) and Shaun Dixon Services Ltd (SDSL) have today been fined after an employee fell more than three metres when a scaffold board that he was standing on broke. Southwark Crown Court heard SCL had been appointed the principal contractor for the construction of a shopping centre […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Two contractors fined after worker fell from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two London based construction contractors, Sager Construction Limited (SCL) and Shaun Dixon Services Ltd (SDSL) have today been fined after an employee fell more than three metres when a scaffold board that he was standing on broke. Southwark Crown Court heard SCL had been appointed the principal contractor for the construction of a shopping centre […]

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