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Posted 6 years ago

Essex firm in court following unsafe asbestos removal

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An Essex asbestos removal contractor has been fined for a series of failings after asbestos debris was found at a home in Amersham. Aspect Contracts Ltd was hired by the homeowners to remove sections of asbestos-lagged pipework from ceiling voids in November 2011. However after the work was completed debris containing asbestos was found by […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Farm fined for fracturing gas pipeline

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Lincolnshire based farm, run by W. & A.C. Rose (Farms) Ltd in Fillingham was fined for serious safety failings that led to a gas pipe being fractured, putting lives at risk. On 5th September 2012 a farm worker was operating a tractor and subsoiler in a field known as Deer Park Hollow when he […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Asbestos behaviour change campaign scoops top award

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

HSE’s ‘Beware Asbestos’ safety campaign received a gold award for innovation at this year’s Institute of Promotional Marketing (IPM) Awards. HSE and creative communications agency, 23Red (who worked with HSE to design the safety kits and develop a partnership marketing arrangement ), collected the award for ‘Best use of innovation in a business-to-business campaign using […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Warwickshire firm fined after worker fell from scaffolding

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Roger Smith Installations Limited of Bulkington, Warwickshire has been prosecuted after a worker fell four metres causing bleeding on the brain, damage to his lungs and ribs. The incident happened at Stirling Avenue, Cubbington on 3 April 2014, when an employee of the company fell whilst working on a soffit and fascia installation. The platform he was […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Company in court after worker crushed under forklift truck

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Lincolnshire transport and storage firm has been prosecuted after a father-of-two died when a metal frame being loaded onto a lorry trailer fell on top of him. Jonathan Newham, 52, of Skegness, died in hospital from head and chest crush injuries following the incident at George H Kime and Co Ltd in Wrangle, near […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Construction firm fined after workers injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Worcestershire firm has been sentenced for safety failings after four workers were injured, one of them seriously, when a roof truss in a new extension collapsed during construction causing several others to fall. Four men working on the extension were caught in the collapse at premises in Brandon Court, Binley, Coventry, on 26 June […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Essex County Council fined over fall at rock-climbing centre

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Essex County Council has been fined after a novice climber plunged seven and a half metres from an indoor rock face at a climbing centre in Harlow. The 15 year-old girl, from Ware was taking part in her fifth climbing club session at the Harlow Centre for Outdoor Learning on 8 March, 2014 when the […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Solihull firm fined after worker was crushed

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Solihull based car part manufacturer,TRW Ltd was fined on Monday 15 June 2015 after a worker was crushed between a forklift truck and a trailer suffering serious injuries. On the 18 August 2014, the employee, who was a driver of an articulated lorry for Ford Motor Company, was on site at TRW Ltd making a […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Engineering firm fined over worker injury

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

 A precision engineering firm have been fined after an incident in which an employee was seriously hurt.  Trafford magistrates heard an employee of Metool Co Ltd was working in the pipe shop in the factory as a “pipe bender”. On the 31st July 2014 he was working in the pipe shop and was tasked with […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Llandudno builder jailed for exposing workers to asbestos

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

 A builder has been jailed for exposing workers to asbestos while working at a commercial unit on a Colwyn Bay industrial estate. Brian Roberts of 123 Bryniau Road, Llandudno and three men working with him, were exposed to potentially deadly asbestos fibres while working in the unit at Eagle Farm Road, Mochdre Business Park around […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Death of young worker leads to court for recycling company

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A recycling company in South Devon has been sentenced for serious safety breaches after a worker was killed after likely being thrown from a six-tonne dumper truck.  Ben Sewell, 30, from Dartmouth, was found lying on his back on a bank, a few metres behind the overturned dumper, on a sloping dirt track at Dittisham […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Recycling company sentenced over worker injury

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company specialising in the recycling of waste plastic was fined today (Friday 12 June 2015) after a worker was injured when he fell from an industrial sized waste bin.  Worthing Magistrates court heard that on 17 June 2014, the worker fell approximately 2.5 metres from the top of a large roll on/off waste bin while manually tipping […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Pet food firm sentenced for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A pet food manufacturer has been sentenced today after exposing its employees to chlorine gas during cleaning of equipment at its plant in Nottinghamshire.  Nottingham Magistrates’ Court heard employees were further exposed to hydrogen sulphide fumes at the same premises whilst clearing a blockage from another piece of equipment.  Sarval Limited, which produces animal feed […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Total fined over worker’s burns in molten sulphur

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The Total Lindsey Oil Refinery in North Lincolnshire has been fined after a worker suffered serious burns when he stepped into an open manway lid and hit molten sulphur below. Grimsby Magistrates heard (12 June) that tanker driver Jack Vickers, 51, from Immingham, had just finished loading the dangerous substance into the vehicle and was […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Safety failings land firm in court

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A metal processing company has been fined for safety failings which exposed a worker to a serious risk of injury from a fall. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was sent footage by a member of the public of a young employee fixing a workshop roof without any protection from falls in place.     […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Hospital trust fined for legionella control failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £50,000 for failing to control legionella. The Trust, which runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, was sentenced on 11 June at Lewis Crown Court after a joint investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Sussex Police identified a history of […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Dudley company director prosecuted for illegal gas work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company director from Dudley has been sentenced for carrying out illegal gas work on a property in Kingswinford putting the lives of the owners at risk. Ross Kitson, a director of Kitsongas Limited, was prosecuted after an investigation by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) found he had carried out work on gas appliances […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Family firm fined after worker broke back in roof fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A family-run company in Birmingham that specialises in removing asbestos from buildings has been fined after an employee broke his back when he fell through a fragile roof. The 58-year-old man, from Yardley, fractured two vertebrae when he fell three metres through the roof of a garage at Warndon, Worcester, on 29 January 2014. He […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Telford engineering firm fined after worker suffers crush injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

 A lifting company based in Telford has been fined after a beam weighing two tonnes fell onto an employee causing severe injuries.  The incident on 21 August 2014 occurred at Pelloby Engineering Limited’s site at Halesfield 19, Telford. A team of two employees were working in the company’s ‘finishing shop’ moving a seven metre long […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Haulage firm fined after driver injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Bedfordshire haulage contractor has been sentenced for safety failings after a driver suffered serious injuries when he was catapulted from a powered access platform as he was unloading it from a heavy goods vehicle. The driver was employed by RC Robinson Haulage Ltd, which had been contracted by a platform hire company to transport […]

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