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Posted 5 years ago

Unregistered gas worker jailed after unsafe gas work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A self-employed gas fitter has been imprisoned after installing a new boiler without being Gas Safe registered. Michael Trent Algar today pleaded guilty at Manchester Magistrates’ Court after an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The court heard that Algar had been employed to install a new boiler in a domestic property. The […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Roofing contractors sentenced over unsafe roof work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two local roofing contractors have been sentenced after putting their workers at risk of harm during roof replacement works in Oldham. MKM Fabrications Ltd had been employed as the principal contractor to carry out a roof replacement on one of the buildings at Valley Mills, Millgate, Delph, Oldham which is currently used for textile production. […]

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Posted 5 years ago

DWP announces appointment to HSE Board

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed Martin Esom as a Non-Executive Director to the Board of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). He will take up his appointment in July 2017. Full story on Gov.uk here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/non-executive-director-appointment-to-the-health-and-safety-executive

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Principal contractor fined after worker fatally crushed

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

CMF Ltd has been fined after 31-year-old sub-contractor Richard Laco died when working on large construction project in London. Southwark Crown Court heard that Richard had been contracted by CMF to work on the Frances Crick Institute project. He was fatally crushed on 6 November 2013 by a concrete staircase that was in the process […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Contractor fined after worker fatally crushed

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

CMF Ltd has been fined after 31-year-old sub-contractor Richard Laco died when working on large construction project in London. Southwark Crown Court heard that Richard had been contracted by CMF to work on the Frances Crick Institute project. He was fatally crushed on 6 November 2013 by a concrete staircase that was in the process […]

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Posted 5 years ago

South West Water fined after death of employee

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

South West Water has been sentenced following the death of 54-year-old Robert Geach. Truro Crown Court heard Mr Geach, a catchment operator, was working on the sand filtration unit of the Falmouth Waste Water Treatment Works on 30 December 2013 when a colleague discovered him face down in water. He died at the scene having […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Construction company fined after death of worker

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Hague Construction Limited has been sentenced following the death of Daniel Clifford Yeowell. Lewes Crown Court heard Mr Yeowell was employed by Hague as a ground worker and on 4 October 2013 he and his colleagues were constructing and installing drainage boxes at a site at Langley Green Primary School, Crawley, West Sussex. Mr Yeowell was […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Food manufacturer fined after worker suffers hand injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

SCLA Limited has been fined after a worker suffered life changing hand injuries while operating machinery. Westminster Magistrates Court heard how on 17 December 2015 the worker was working to clear a blockage on one of the noodle production lines when his index and middle fingers on his right hand were severed by the machine. […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Council fined after member of public crushed by tractor

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Nottinghamshire County Council has been sentenced after a disabled member of the public was struck by a vehicle used for collecting branches. Nottingham Crown Court heard employees were working in the County Park in Rufford Abbey on 1 June 2015, collecting branches and transporting them, using a tractor mounted grab attachment, to be burned. At […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Food company fined after worker suffers crushed hand

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Beckett’s Foods Limited has been fined after a worker’s hand was crushed in a meat separating machine at the company’s Moat House base in Coventry. Coventry Magistrates’ Court heard that on 11 May 2016 the 22-year-old worker was loading meat into the machine, when he fell and his hand entered the machine. The worker suffered […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Firm fined after worker injured when pipe fell into trench and struck him

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An Essex company who are specialists in gas infrastructure have been fined after an employee suffered serious injury when a pipe fell into the trench he was working in and struck him. Maidstone Crown Court heard how an employee of Forefront Utilities Limited had entered a trench in Rochester, Kent to connect gas pipes. The […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Engineering firm fined after worker crushed in machinery

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Moy Park Ltd has been fined after a worker was injured at the company’s site in Anwick near Sleaford, Lincolnshire Lincoln Crown Court heard on the an engineer was checking the blades on the cutting line when the machine restarted and he wasn’t able to move his hand away from the blade he was inspecting […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Company fined after worker suffers hand injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

PD Lift Services Limited has been fined £36,000 after a worker lost his thumb while working on passenger lifts in north London. Westminster Magistrates Court heard how the worker was replacing the lifts at Tufnell Park underground station. On 26th October 2015, while lowering and guiding weights down the lift void, the load fell and […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Bakers fined after workers suffer hand injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Penrith based bakery Bells of Lazonby Limited has been fined after two workers suffered hand injuries while operating machinery on site. Carlisle Magistrates’ Court heard that on the 26 January 2016 a worker lost the top of their right hand middle finger, after it caught the moving blade of a dough-dividing machine. The second incident […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Manchester Hostel owners sentenced over asbestos failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two family run companies have been fined after admitting health and safety failings at a site in Manchester, where they were carrying out a basement conversion. Manchester Crown Court heard how Hatters Taverns Limited had appointed sister company Hatters Hostel Limited as the main contractor for the basement conversion beneath a hostel at 50 Newton […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Company fined after worker hurt while unloading heavy glazed doors

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Munster Joinery (UK) Ltd has been fined after one of its workers was struck by a triple-glazed double door during unloading at a construction site. Oxford Crown Court heard that in October 2013 the worker, Michael Jephcott, was part of a Munster team at a large house building site in Cholsey Meadow, Fairmile, Oxfordshire to […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Electrician fined after apprentice left with life changing injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Birmingham electrician has been ordered to carry out unpaid work in the community after his trainee fell three and a half metres through a plasterboard ceiling. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard that the apprentice electrician, Soheil Afrapour, spent 23 days in hospital after suffering head injuries. He was installing wiring above the false ceiling for […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Company sentenced after worker loses finger in machinery

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A cable manufacturing company has been sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered the loss of his left little finger. Sunderland Magistrates’ Court heard that on the 24th of September 2015 during the cable making process the injured worker at AEI Cables Limited put his left hand into an unguarded machine. His hand […]

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Posted 5 years ago

South Devon engineer sentenced for unregistered gas work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An unregistered plumber has been sentenced after conducting gas work and leaving it in a dangerous state. Torquay Magistrates heard how Stephen Barton undertook the installation of a gas cooker and gas boiler at two separate properties in Dawlish and Exeter during January and May 2016. Gas Safe Register who inspected his work at the […]

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Two construction companies fined after worker electrocuted

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

BAM Construction Limited and Shoreland Projects Limited have been fined after a man suffered multiple life changing injuries including severe burns to his neck. Winchester Crown Court heard how BAM Construction Ltd had been appointed by Network Rail to construct a new railway operating centre in Basingstoke. BAM later appointed Shoreland Projects Ltd as the […]

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