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Posted 4 years ago

Wigan building contractor sentenced after safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Wigan based building firm has been fined after serious safety failings. A preventative inspection, part of a Construction Inspection Initiative, was carried out at a Skyline Building Services Limited site by an Inspector from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on the 11 February 2016. Skyline Building Services Limited was responsible for managing work […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Company fined after failing to comply with Improvement Notice

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Dnata Limited has been fined after safety failings were discovered by a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspection of the site in Middlesex. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that on 23 April 2015 a HSE Specialist Radiation Inspector attended the Middlesex site and identified various breaches of the lonising Radiations Regulations 1999. HSE subsequently served two […]

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Posted 4 years ago

North West 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 in Chester. Liverpool Magistrates Court heard that Encirc Ltd, a producer of glass bottles for the drinks industry had failed to take effective measures to ensure its workers were correctly segregated from fork lift trucks. An investigation […]

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Posted 4 years ago

Roofing contractor sentenced over safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Mr Daniel Clifford trading as D Clifford Roofing Solutions has been sentenced for failing to put in place measures to prevent the risk of falling from height. Manchester Magistrates Court heard Mr Clifford was undertaking work to re-roof two domestic bungalows. He appointed an 18 year old man with no previous experience, training or skills […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Company and director fined after worker fell from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Eco NRG Solutions Ltd and its director Jon Luke Antoniou have been fined after a worker fell from height at a farm in Cornwall. Taunton Magistrates Court heard how Lewis Harding, 28, had been fitting solar panels on a fragile roof at Venn Farm on the 19 May 2015. He fell more than three metres through […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Company fined after worker’s death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

ATE Truck and Trailer Sales Ltd, a company that buys, refurbishes and sells Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and trailers has been sentenced after the death of 63-year-old worker William Price. Wolverhampton Crown Court heard that on 21 February 2013 Mr Price suffered fatal head injuries when he was struck by the roof of a trailer […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Farm and owner fined after worker crushed to death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Penhill Farm Limited and owner Selwyn Andrew Thomas Richards have been fined after a contractor was fatally crushed by a reversing farm machine. Swansea Crown Court heard the 43-year-old man was contracted to spread fertilizer on the farmer’s fields in Ferryside. On 31 July 2014 he was struck by the reversing telehandler in the farm […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Companies fined after worker killed by reversing vehicle

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction company and its groundwork contractor have been fined after a worker was killed by a reversing vehicle. Exeter Crown Court heard how an employee of Steve Hoskin Construction Limited (SHCL) was working for the groundwork contractor at a construction site in Dawlish, Devon when he was crushed by a reversing telescopic material handler. […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Company and general manager fined after safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company and its general manager have been fined for failing to maintain health and safety standards at work after multiple improvement notices were issued. Cambridge Magistrates Court heard how Cambridge Timbertec Ltd failed to maintain suitable standards of work after several inspections by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The company had received six […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Self-employed plumber sentenced after unsafe gas work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A self-employed gas engineer has today been fined after two residents were hospitalised for carbon monoxide poisoning at a house in Pontardulais. Swansea Magistrates Court heard how 67-year-old Philip Cannon carried out unsafe gas work on a boiler in the property on 23 January 2015. It was found the boiler emitted extremely high levels of […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Steel manufacturers fined after worker’s hand crushed

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Cardiff based steel manufacturing company Rom Ltd has today been fined after a worker suffered crush injuries to his hand. The magistrates’ court, North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard how on 23 October 2015 a 51-year-old worker was removing leftover steel from the a machine called the Koch Straightener, used for straightening steel wire, when he […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Company fined after worker injured in fall from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company has been fined after a worker fractured his vertebrae after falling while working on the platform of a crane. High Wycombe Magistrates Court heard how the 54-year-old was working on the platform on 14 March 2016, which was two metres above ground level when he fell. He has since made a largely full […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Wallace Roofing fined after worker trapped in trench

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Fife-based construction company has been fined after a worker had to be dug out of a trench that collapsed onto him. Dundee Sheriff Court heard the 43-year-old employee of Wallace Roofing and Building Limited suffered a broken shoulder and collarbone as well as punctures to both of his lungs and fractures to all but […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Company fined after worker seriously injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A salad growing company has been fined after an employee was seriously injured by a chainsaw while felling trees. Basildon Magistrates’ Court heard that an employee of Growing Green Limited suffered deep cuts to his arm while working with another colleague at the Brentwood Nursery on 6 April 2016. The two employees were working together […]

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Posted 5 years ago

DHL and JCB both fined after worker struck by overturning trolley and hydraulic rams

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two companies have been fined after a worker was seriously injured by a trolley carrying hydraulic rams. Stafford Crown Court heard how an employee of DHL Services Limited (DHL) was auditing in-coming deliveries of equipment in an outside yard at JCB World Headquarters when he was struck from behind by falling machinery.  At the time […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Construction company fined three quarters of a million pounds after asbestos failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Barroerock Construction Limited has been fined after repeated asbestos failings. Canterbury Crown Court heard yesterday how the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) carried out two investigations of working practices of the site in 2013 and 2014 while Barroerock were converting into flats a former nine storey office building in Ashford, Kent, which was known to […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Solar panel firm fined after worker fell through roof void

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Bristol based solar panel installation company has been fined after a 49-year-old worker fell more than 3.5 metres through a void in a roof. The fall inflicted serious injuries on the man, including bleeding on the brain, a fractured spleen and fractured ribs. Bristol Magistrates Court heard how the worker was one of several […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Worker jailed for unsafe gas work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Gareth Scott Redford has today been sentenced to serve 16 months in prison for carrying out unsafe gas work. Cambridge Crown Court heard how Mr Redford, a plumber, carried out gas work at four properties in the Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire areas. Concerns were raised in 2014 and the homeowners of each property separately made complaints […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Food manufacturer fined after workers death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A North West food firm has been fined after a worker died when plastic bales fell on top of him. On 4 February 2015, 29 year old father of one Jacek Adamowicz was cleaning a storage yard when a number of plastic bales weighing 703kg fell towards him trapping him against the ground. Manchester Crown […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Girls’ School fined after teacher seriously injured in fall from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that on 9 May 2016 a teacher was conducting rigging and adjustments to spotlights and cabling in the school drama studio when he fell from a stepladder. A fellow teacher present in the room turned to find her colleague had fallen from the ladder and was unconscious on the drama studio floor having suffered multiple fractures to the skull, wrist and elbow […]

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