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Posted 5 years ago

Fencing business owners receive suspended sentences after worker injury

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The two owners of Kidderminster based fencing firm Hoo Farm Fencing have been given suspended sentences after a worker was hit by timber posts and frames which fell from a fork lift truck. Forty-nine year old Raymond Lainsbury suffered injuries that still require regular physiotherapy sessions following the incident on 12 February 2016. Worcester Magistrates’ […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Overhead crane worker suffers life threatening injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Cleckheaton engineering firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered life changing injuries. H E Realisations Ltd (now in liquidation, formerly Hogg Engineering Ltd) of pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Reg 8(1) of the Lifting Operation and Lifting Equipment Regulations […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Landlord prosecuted for gas safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Preston Landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence after failing to ensure gas appliances in one of her properties were checked for safety. Preston Magistrates Court heard that following a concern received from Preston City Council about the gas appliances in a property on Alvern Avenue in Fulwood, the Health and Safety Executive […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Firm fined for failing health and safety standards

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Kent-based box manufacturing company has been fined for health and safety failings. Maidstone Crown Court heard how an external consultant had highlighted a number of concerns eight months prior to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visit. The visit found areas including electrical safety, machinery guarding and the storage of materials needed improvement. As […]

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Bury demolition contractor fined for failing to prevent exposure to Asbestos

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A demolition contractor has been sentenced after admitting illegally removing asbestos from a building he was working on. David William Briggs, trading as Briggs Demolition was found to have ignored an asbestos survey while demolishing the former Oakbank Training Centre in Chadderton, Oldham. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard also failed to prevent exposure to asbestos to […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Bury demolition contractor imprisoned for failing to prevent exposure to Asbestos

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A demolition contractor has been sentenced after admitting illegally removing asbestos from a building he was working on. David William Briggs, trading as Briggs Demolition was found to have ignored an asbestos survey while demolishing the former Oakbank Training Centre in Chadderton, Oldham. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard also failed to prevent exposure to asbestos to […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Packaging manufacturer in court over workplace injury

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A West Bromwich supplier of corrugated packaging has been fined after a maintenance employee was injured when he was pulled into machinery. The injured person was repairing a cardboard printing, slotting and forming machine at Diamond Box Ltd’s Shaw Street plant when he put his foot onto an exposed conveyor and was dragged into the […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Unregistered gas fitter fined

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An unregistered gas fitter from Farnborough has been prosecuted for carrying out illegal gas work which was found to be unsafe. Basingstoke Magistrates’ court heard how Mr Leask, who also trades as Eldan Plumbing, had assured the homeowner that he was Gas Safe Registered. When he was unable to supply the gas safe certificate months […]

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University of Northumbria fined after botched experiment nearly kills students

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle has been fined after two students fell seriously ill following a laboratory experiment. Newcastle Crown Court heard how students were learning about the effects of caffeine as part of a sports experiment. Part of the course included a practical exercise where volunteer students would take quantities of caffeine to […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Three construction companies fined after worker fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Three companies from Essex have been fined after a worker fell over seven meters through a fragile roof he was replacing. Chelmsford Crown Court heard how Rafal Myslim was standing on the fragile roof at Dengie Crops Ltd in Asheldem, when the asbestos sheeting gave way and he fell 7.5m onto a concrete floor, hitting […]

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Worker exposed to high level of carbon monoxide

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Construction firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after workers were exposed to carbon monoxide and other substances hazardous to health. Hull Magistrates Court heard how in October 2015 the workers were using a petrol powered saw to cut out an existing concrete floor at a fish factory in Hull. In order to protect […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Asbestos Analyst fined for falsifying documents

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An asbestos analyst has been fined after he falsified an asbestos air clearance certificate, following licensed asbestos removal in Manchester. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Manchester and Salford Court House, heard how, on 19th November 2015, Mr Barrie Lyons, a well-trained asbestos analyst with 29 years of experience, was contracted to carry out the […]

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Jaguar Land Rover fined £900,000 after worker injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

National car manufacturer Jaguar Landover has been fined after a worker lost their leg following a car accident. Birmingham Crown Court heard that on Sunday 8 February 2015 at Jaguar’s Lode Lane plant in Solihull, a Range Rover Sport vehicle was driven toward the start of the production line, an event that normally happens 48 […]

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Warburtons fined £2million after worker fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

National bread makers Warburtons has been fined £2million after a worker was hospitalised following a fall. Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how on 11 November 2013 Andrew Sears was cleaning one of the mixing machines at their Wednesbury bakery, a routine job he carried out every few weeks, when he lost his footing and fell nearly […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Warburtons fined £2million after worker fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

National bread makers Warburtons has been fined £2million after a worker was hospitalised following a fall. Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how on 11 November 2013 Andrew Sears was cleaning one of the mixing machines at their Wednesbury bakery, a routine job he carried out every few weeks, when he lost his footing and fell nearly […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Refurb health and safety event for construction workers

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Construction companies and workers involved with refurbishment projects are invited to attend a free health and safety awareness event organised by Site Safe Scotland’s Working Well Together campaign and North Lanarkshire Council. The half-day event on Tuesday 14th February 2017 at Clyde Valley High School in Wishaw, is aimed at small to medium sized construction […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Asbestos removal firm fined after poor safety practices

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Midlands based firm Enviro-Safe Limited have been fined for failing to meet the standards required when removing asbestos. Birmingham Magistrates Court heard how the company failed to protect their employees from the spread of asbestos fibres during the removal work at separate projects. The company had failed to protect their workers and exposed them to […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Firms fined after worker killed falling from telehandler

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two companies from Carmarthenshire and West Midlands have been fined after a worker was killed when he fell from a telehandler. Swansea Crown Court heard how a 50 year old self-employed contractor working for Advance Door Engineering Ltd, who had been contracted by Shufflebottom Limited to fabricate and install roller shutter doors on an extension […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Agriculture supply firm fined after worker’s fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An agriculture supply firm based in Lancaster has been fined after a work fell from a lorry. Preston Crown Court heard how on 21 may 2015 a worker was helping move large bulk bags of fertilisers from the quayside to a truck when he fell, fracturing and dislocating his pelvis. He spent a number of […]

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Crisp company fined for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Northamptonshire company who manufacture crisps and snacks has been fined after an agency worker lost the tops of three fingers. Northampton Crown Court heard how an agency worker, working at Tayto Group Limited was clearing a blockage of material from a machine on the production line. The workers hand came into contact with shears […]

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