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Posted 5 years ago

Waste company fined after worker run over

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Welsh landfill company have been fined after a worker had to have both legs amputated after being run over. Mold Crown Court heard how the worker was walking across the yard at the Bryn Posteg Landfll site in Llanidloes, when they were hit by a large shovel loader on 6 November 2015. The worker […]

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Rochdale roofing contractor fined over fall from height risk

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A roofing contractor has been fined after putting the lives of two employees at risk whilst working at height without protection against falls. The employees of MW Roofing (NW) Ltd where removing a chimney on a two storey house, at the site on Bertha Road, Rochdale, when they were seen accessing the roof via a […]

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Construction Company fined after contractor receives life changing injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Lincoln based Construction Company, specialising in fitting mezzanine floors were prosecuted after a contractor fell onto a concrete floor. Guildford Crown Court heard that M & L Installers Ltd were contracted to install a mezzanine floor at a factory in Sunbury on Thames, Surrey. The design included a hole in the mezzanine floor where […]

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Company prosecuted after workers were severely burned

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A North East engineering company was sentenced today for safety breaches after two of its workers were burned when they were sprayed with chemicals during chemical cleaning of a pipework system. Newcastle Crown Court heard today that on 31 July 2014 two employees of PSL Worldwide Projects Ltd received serious burns while working at a […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Bolton resident dies in lift shaft fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A property management company has been fined after a resident of Marsden House in Bolton died after falling down a lift shaft. Bolton Crown Court heard how 29 year old Craig Jones and a friend were trapped in a lift and unable to raise the alarm. They attempted a self-rescue by forcing the doors open and sliding out onto the floor below. […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Energy giant’s appeal against £3m fine dismissed

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Energy giant ConocoPhillips (UK) Ltd has failed in its bid to reduce the level of fine handed down after an offshore multiple gas release incident in the North Sea. A UK subsidiary of US Energy Corporation, ConocoPhillips explores for oil and natural gas. It produces and transports crude oil, natural gas and bitumen. It is […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Housing association prosecuted for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A housing association has been prosecuted after allowing renovations to take place that put residents at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Dumfries Sheriff Court heard that Dumfries & Galloway Housing Partnership Limited, Scotland’s second largest registered social landlord, had allowed chimneys to be removed from properties on two separate occasions. It was later discovered during […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Dairy Manufacturer fined after worker’s fragile roof fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A dairy manufacturer has been fined £400,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell 15 feet through a fragile roof panel. Muller UK and Ireland Group LLP, was sentenced today at Manchester Crown Court, after an investigation by the Health and safety Executive (HSE). The Court heard that on the 8th July 2015, a worker was carrying […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Essex Companies fined after employees exposed to asbestos

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two Essex-based companies have been fined after exposing workers to potentially deadly asbestos over a period of years, despite knowing of its presence, in units that they occupied in Manor Road Trading Estate, Benfleet. Basildon Magistrates heard that asbestos had been found in poor condition when Connect Packaging Ltd moved into the Benfleet premises in […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Essex companies fined after workers exposed to asbestos

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two Essex-based companies have been fined after exposing workers to potentially deadly asbestos over a period of years, despite being alerted to the risks at their premises. Basildon Crown Court heard that asbestos was found in poor condition when Connect Packaging Ltd moved into industrial units in Manor Road Trading Estate, Benfleet in 2007, but […]

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Posted 5 years ago

National airline prosecuted for not protecting workers

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

British Airways PLC has been prosecuted for not protecting their workers’ from hand arm vibrations. Paisley Sheriff Court heard how employees working within the composite workshop at the Glasgow base, who in the course of their work used hand held power tools to carry out repairs on various components, were exposed to the risk of […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Employee prosecuted for dangerous work at height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An employee of a steel erection firm has been sentenced at Manchester Magistrates Court after admitted working unsafely at height on a hotel development in central Manchester. Manchester Magistrates Court heard on the 21 January 2015 a member of public contacted HSE claiming that a man had been seen balancing on scaffold tubes in the […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Asbestos removal supervisor fined for exposing workers to deadly fibres

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An asbestos removal supervisor has been sentenced after admitting exposing numerous workers to deadly asbestos fibres during licensed asbestos removal works. Manchester Magistrates Court heard that a concern was received by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) claiming that Alan Burdett was allowing people into the sealed asbestos enclosure, which is designed to keep dangerous […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Crushing plant operative left seriously injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A crushing plant firm has been fined after worker lost his left arm when it was dragged into exposed machinery. Rotherham Magistrates Court heard how the worker was cleaning down a large piece of machinery at a titanium alloy processing plant in Rotherham when his left arm was dragged into part of part of the […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Trio of firms fined £2million after worker’s leg is broken in trench collapse

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Three companies have been sentenced today (19 December 2016) in Lincoln Crown Court after a worker’s leg was broken in six places when a trench which he was working in collapsed on him Vincent Talbot, 47, from Lincoln, suffered serious leg injuries when his leg was crushed in the incident at Fleet Street, Holbeach, Lincolnshire […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Air conditioning maintenance company in court over workers fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Leeds based air conditioning maintenance company has been fined after a worker fell 3 metres through a false ceiling. The 26 year old worker from Warrington suffered serious injuries in the incident which occurred at Iceland Foods Ltd in Clayton, Manchester on the 17 June 2015. The incident was investigated by the Health and […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Fatal accident to company Managing Director

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A textile manufacturing company and one of its directors, Wazir Hussain were sentenced after a fatal accident to the company’s Managing Director, 36 year old Nasir Hussain. On the 1 February 2012 the carding machine forming part of a production line at Felt Supplies Ltd Dewsbury, had become blocked with waste. Nasir Hussain, brother of […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Minister helps launch HSE’s Health and Work Strategy

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, Penny Mordaunt MP will today (Thur 15 Dec) pledge her support for a new strategy for health in Britain’s workplaces. The Heath and Work strategy engagement is launched at a time when stress and musculoskeletal disorders account for around 80 percent of all working time […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Building company fined for putting childminder and children at risk

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A building company and its director have been fined for breaching Gas Safety law after putting a childminder and children in her care at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Plastic and Wood Specialists Ltd built a structure, that the childminder used to shelter sleeping babies and young children, around the flue outlet for the boiler. […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Staffordshire Logistics Company fined over safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Logistics company based in Staffordshire has been fined after two employees were injured in two days. Oxford Crown Court heard how a 39 year old male employee sustained crush injuries to his left foot when he was hit by a forklift truck (FLT) at the Oxford Mini plant on 6 October 2014. The court […]

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