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Posted 4 years ago

Scaffold company and director sentenced after worker fell from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

St. Albans Scaffolding Limited and its director have today been fined after an employee fell more than 20ft to the ground. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard that on 24 February 2016, the 20-year old employee was working with colleagues to erect a scaffold at a house on Cunningham Avenue, St Albans when he lost all points […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Scaffold company and director sentenced after worker fell from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

St. Albans Scaffolding Limited and its director have today been fined after an employee fell more than 20ft to the ground. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard that on 24 February 2016, the 20-year old employee was working with colleagues to erect a scaffold at a house on Cunningham Avenue, St Albans when he lost all points […]

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Posted 4 years ago

HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today released its annual figures for work-related fatalities, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2015. The provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents revealed that 137 workers were fatally injured between April 2016 and March 2017 (a […]

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Posted 4 years ago

HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today released its annual figures for work-related fatalities, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2015. The provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents revealed that 137 workers were fatally injured between April 2016 and March 2017 (a […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Warburtons fined £1.9m after injury to agency worker

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Warburtons Ltd has been fined after a worker was injured when his arm got trapped against a running conveyor belt. Nottingham Crown Court heard how on 4 August 2015 the agency worker was cleaning parts of the bread line when his arm got trapped leaving him with friction burns which required skin grafts. An investigation […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Man sentenced after death of retired farmer

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A contractor has been sentenced after a man who hired him was killed by a piece of barbed wire that shot out of his hedge cutting machine. On 13 February 2015 Adrian Pickett was hedge cutting for James Headland, a retired farmer, when the wire ejected out the machine and struck him in the neck. […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Warburtons fined £1.9m after injury to agency worker

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Warburtons Ltd has been fined after a worker was injured when his arm got trapped against a running conveyor belt. Nottingham Crown Court heard how on 4 August 2015 the agency worker was cleaning parts of the bread line when his arm got trapped leaving him with friction burns which required skin grafts. An investigation […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Paint manufacturing company fined for health and safety failings.

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A paint manufacturing company in Manchester has been fined for health and safety failings after a worker suffered burns while trying to clean the floor of a spray booth. Manchester Crown Court heard how an employee of HMG Paints Ltd was using a highly flammable solvent to clean the floor of a spray booth on […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Man sentenced after death of retired farmer

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A contractor has been sentenced after a man who hired him was killed by a piece of barbed wire that shot out of his hedge cutting machine. On 13 February 2015 Adrian Pickett was hedge cutting for James Headland, a retired farmer, when the wire ejected out the machine and struck him in the neck. […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Paint manufacturing company fined for health and safety failings.

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A paint manufacturing company in Manchester has been fined for health and safety failings after a worker suffered burns while trying to clean the floor of a spray booth. Manchester Crown Court heard how an employee of HMG Paints Ltd was using a highly flammable solvent to clean the floor of a spray booth on […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Contractor fined over breaching Work at Height Regulations

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Mr Chris Martin trading as CI Martin Quantity Surveying and Project Management has been fined for failing to put in place simple measures to prevent the risk of a worker falling from height. Chester Magistrates’ Court heard that Mr Martin, who has worked as a Quantity Surveyor since 1963, was appointed by Helsby Methodist Church […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Million pound fine for steel company after worker severely burnt following explosion

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A 57-year-old man’s employer has been fined £1m after an oxygen pipe exploded in front of him. The Sheffield Forgemasters Engineering Limited (SFEL) worker suffered life changing injuries after the explosion on 9 August 2013. Sheffield Crown Court heard that work was carried out by an in-house contractor to fit a valve to an oxygen […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Company fined after death of worker

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Western Power Distribution (South West) PLC, a Bristol based company has been fined after the death of one of its employees at a remote site in Cornwall. Truro Crown Court heard that on 16 January 2013 the Company arranged for a group of 15 employees to replace overhead electricity cables at the site in Cawsand, […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Visiting driver knocked down by a fork lift truck

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An international food company has been fined after a fork lift truck collided with a visiting recycling company driver. Preston Magistrates’ Court heard how on 14 April 2015 a visiting worker to the Leyland premises was securing a load of palletised metal drums when he was struck by a reversing fork lift truck knocking him […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Roofing company fined after worker fell through a roof

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A London based roofing company has been fined after a 56-year old worker fell through two storeys onto a concrete floor. Southwark Crown Court heard how 56-year old Ali Mucoj, while working for Wessexmoor Ltd, had been completing roof work at a site on Glycena Road in London, when he fell from an unguarded rear […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Landlord fined after gas safety concerns

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Pembrokeshire landlord has been fined after failing to maintain gas appliances at the domestic property in West Court, Haverfordwest. Llanelli Magistrates’ Court heard how the property owned by Gous Ahmed was visited by the Pembrokeshire Housing Standards (PHS) in late 2014. On 26 February 2015 the same premises was visited by British Gas and […]

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Posted 4 years ago

NHS Foundation Trust fined over patient death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been fined for health and safety failings after a patient fell to his death. Adam Withers, 20, from Epsom had been detained as an in-patient at Epsom Hospital when the incident occurred on 9 May 2014. Guildford Crown Court heard how Mr Withers was in the courtyard […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Two companies fined after worker struck by scaffolding

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two South West based companies have been fined after a 44-year old woman was struck by scaffolding. Weymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how employees of Carter Training Ltd were using a mobile crane on the building project in Queen Mothers Square, Poundbury, Dorchester when the attachment holding 500 scaffolding fittings weighing 2kg each was turned on […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Company fined after the death of worker

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A North East based contractor Pyeroy Ltd has been fined due to failings in their work at height rescue planning. Plymouth Magistrates Court heard that on 21 October 2013 Mr Keith Stevens, aged 57, was helping to dismantle temporary roofing at Devonport Naval Base using a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP). His colleagues found him […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Company and contractor fined after member struck by fencing wire

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A civil engineering company (R M Contractors Limited aka RMC), and a contractor working on behalf of a tree surgery company Complete Tree Services (CTS) have been sentenced after a member of the public was injured by fencing wire. Redditch Magistrates’ Court heard a member of the public was in her garden, when she was […]

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