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Posted 6 years ago

Global firms sentenced after worker killed

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two global companies have been sentenced after a worker was killed and another seriously injured during construction of an offshore wind farm.  The incident happened when a team of engineers were loading wind turbine blades onto a sea barge for delivery to Greater Gabbard, off the Suffolk coast, on 21 May 2010.  During the loading […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Restaurant owner fined over employer liability insurance

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A restaurant owner has been fined for failing to provide Employers Liability Compulsory Insurance (ELCI).  Hasret Sasmaz, trading as Starburger of Frances Street, Woolwich, was fined a total of £1500 (£500 for each offence) and ordered to pay full costs of £1779 at Maidstone Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to three offences under Section 1 […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Soup company sentenced over worker’s life-changing injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

One of the UK’s most well-known food manufacturers was today sentenced after a worker suffered severe injuries while working on one of its production lines.  Baxters Food Group appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found safety failings related to the incident.  The court heard that on 30 January […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Maintenance company fined after worker injured in fall from roof

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A maintenance company firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee was injured when he fell from a roof. Southwark Crown Court heard how on February 2014 an employee of Aspect Maintenance Services Limited of London was working as a roofing engineer on a domestic house in Tooting. He was repairing the roof […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Pig Farm fined after worker injured in machinery

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A pig farming company firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered serious injury to his hand. Kings Lynn Magistrates’ Court heard how on December 2014 an employee of Norfolk Free Range Limited was working at one of its indoor pig units at Meadow Farm, Northwold, Norfolk. The employee, a stockman, was […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Firm fined after employees fall from telehandler

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

 An agricultural services company was fined following an incident in which two workers were injured during construction work at a farm in Goxill, north Lincolnshire.  Scunthorpe Magistrates’ Court heard two of Henzell Enterprise Ltd’s workers fell approximately three metres when the mobile work platform they were working in failed. The two men received serious injuries […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Builder fined for unsafe gas work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A builder has been fined for safety failings after he undertook work on gas appliances while not Gas Safe registered.  Redhill Magistrates’ Court heard how Allan Mainwaring, 49, from Kent carried out building work at a house in Ashtead, Surrey between April 2014 and February 2015. This work included the installation of a new boiler, […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Builder fined following fatal accident

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A builder has been fined for failing to ensure the safety of one of his employees, who suffered a fatal accident.  While carrying out construction work in Alne, North Yorkshire, Derek Wensley, a self- employed labourer working for Peter Wright (trading as PW Joinery and Building Services) fell from an unsecured stepladder while travelling from […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Welsh steel firm fined following worker’s death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

 A steel supply company has been fined following the death of an employee who was crushed by a two tonne steel beam at a warehouse in Cardiff.  Mark Walker, a 37-year-old father of one from Newport, suffered fatal injuries as he was trying to move a steel beam onto a conveyor at the warehouse in […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Manufacturing company fined after worker injured in machinery

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Hampshire metal manufacturing company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered an injury to his hand. Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court heard how on 6 October 2014, an 18-year-old agency worker at Independent Ductwork Limited of Basingstoke was operating a three-roll machine when his gloved fingers were drawn into the rollers. His index finger […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Chemical firm in court after explosion blows hole in factory

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A chemical firm has been fined after a hydrogen explosion blew a vessel lid through a factory roof, leaving a worker with minor injuries. Catalloy Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the incident at its plant on Moss Bank Road in Widnes on 25 November 2011. Catalloy explosion Warrington Crown […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Roofing firm and Senior Manager fined for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A roofing firm and a senior Manager of the company firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered life changing injuries when he fell through a fragile roof. Worthing Magistrates’ Court heard how on January 2015 Practical Cladding Solutions Limited of Southampton was appointed by Styropack UK Limited to cut a hole […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Three year old child hurt in fairground ride

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A three year old child suffered a serious injury to his hand when it was caught between the wheels and the track of a children’s fairground train ride at an annual event called the ‘Shiremoor Treat’. Mickey Express train ride North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard how on the 6 July 2013, the three year old child […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Torquay landlord fined for not undertaking safety checks

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The landlord of a property in Torquay risked the lives of his tenants by not undertaking annual safety checks on gas appliances in the property. John Marshall was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at Torquay Magistrates Court following an investigation. HSE began inquiries when the tenant alerted them to the lack of […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Cheshire builder in court over absence of welfare facilities

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Cheshire building contractor, Phillip Affleck, has been fined for serious health breaches and lack of welfare facilities on a Culcheth building site. Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) received a complaint from a member of the public in May 2014 about the conditions on the site where work was […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Altrincham building contractor sentenced over multiple safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Cheshire builder has been sentenced after pleading guilty to multiple health and safety issues at a site in Altrincham where he was carrying out a shop conversion into three apartments. Builder fined for safety failings Peter Lawrence was running the building works at the former Ernill Butchers shop on Kingsway in Altrincham, where he […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Company sentenced after employee received electric shock

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Berneslai Homes Ltd has been fined following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive into safety standards during maintenance work of council owned domestic properties. Barnsley Magistrates Court heard that HSE investigated following an incident involving a Berneslai Homes Ltd joiner who received an electric shock while replacing a wooden garden fence around a […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Heating Engineer Fined After Homeowners Put At Risk Of Asbestos Exposure

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Self employed Gas Safe Registered Heating Engineer has been fined after removing asbestos lagged pipework in a domestic property with no precautions to prevent exposure to asbestos fibres. Karl Locher, today pleaded guilty at Trafford Magistrates’ Court after an investigation by the Health and safety Executive (HSE). Mr Locher, was employed to install a […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Scaffolder’s serious safety failings captured on film by horrified passer-by

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A scaffolder has been prosecuted after he repeatedly allowed unsafe work at height to be carried out on a busy London street. Greg Pearson, from Enfield, trading as ‘Pearsons Scaffolding’, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a member of the public raised concerns about scaffolding work being carried out on Tavistock […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Court fine after worker severely injures fingers at abattoir

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company which processes and distributes meat for retail catering and wholesale sectors has been fined after an employee suffered severe injuries to the fingers of his left hand when they came into contact with a band saw. Forfar Sheriff Court heard how on May 2013 an employee of Quality Pork Processors Limited, of Brechin, […]

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