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Posted 6 years ago

Construction site manager fined for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction site manager was fined for safety failings after a worker was injured while working at height.  St Albans Magistrates’ Court heard Edwin Heaney failed to take reasonable care of colleagues while operating a construction site vehicle on a house build site on Loom Lane, Radlett, Hertfordshire. He used an excavator to raise a […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Construction firm fined after Worker Suffers Cement Burns

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction firm was fined after a 54-year-old employee suffered severe cement burns to his knees while laying concrete flooring.  Sefton Magistrates’ Court heard that on the 26 November 2014, an employee of DLP Services (Northern) Limited, kneeled in wet concrete to manually finish the concrete flooring being laid in a domestic bungalow. The cement […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Roofer killed in fall from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Castleford scaffolder has been prosecuted after a worker fell to his death from a roof. Walter Booth (trading as WB Roofing) was carrying out repairs to the roof of Micklegate Methodist Church, Pontefract on 10 January 2015. A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found the scaffolding edge protection provided by Mr Wayne Morgan […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Three workers injured when lowering cable

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An electrical services company has been fined after three workers were injured during refurbishment work at a building on Five Ways Island. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard the three employees working for Cannock Electrical Services Limited of Staffordshire, were fitting a 95mm thick electrical cable from the 20th floor to the basement of the building. The […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Shell UK sentenced over major oil release

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Oil and gas production company Shell U.K. Limited, has been sentenced after admitting failures that led to an oil leak in the North Sea. On 10 August 2011 a quantity of oil was spotted on the sea surface in the vicinity of Shell’s Gannet F field, 180 kilometres from Aberdeen. The initial reported surface area […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Teesside firm fined after worker’s fatal fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A north east port has been fined £400,000 following the death of an agency worker who fell eight metres onto the steel deck of ship’s hold at Hartlepool Dock Robert Harrison, 59, from Middlesbrough, was one of six men who were loading 12m long steel pipes into the hold of a vessel at PD Teesport Ltd, […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Metal firm fined after worker was killed by a crane

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company who specialise in metal and alloy products has been fined after a worker was killed when he was struck by a load on a moving crane. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of ATI Speciality Materials Limited, Sheffield, was assisting in the moving of a crucible from a re-melt furnace. The crucible […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Drainage company fined for excavation collapse

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Slough drainage company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when an unsafe excavation collapsed during work to lay new pipes outside a home near Canterbury. Michael Simpkins, now 42, from Oxshott in Surrey, sustained multiple fractures to his left leg in the incident at a property in Conyngham Lane, Bridge, on […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Company fined after failure to act on asbestos risks

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An engineering firm has been fined after asbestos was found at their factory and they failed to document or manage the risks to employees or visitors to the site. Darlington Magistrates’ Court heard how Blue Diamond Engineering Limited of County Durham, was notified of the presence of asbestos materials during a survey carried out at […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Father and son fined after worker fell from roof

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A father and son have been fined after a worker fell four metres through a fragile roof he was working on in Hartlepool. Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court heard how the incident that happened on 19 February 2014 occurred when an employee of Keith and Matthew Brown was working on a roof of a farm when he […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Workers injured due to unguarded machinery

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A soft furnishings company, has been fined over two incidents of failure to adequately guard machinery. Paul Boomer, trading as Carousel of Castle Industrial Estate, Beresford Street, Failsworth, Manchester, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after it investigated the incidents, both of which led to injuries to workers. In the first, in January […]

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Posted 6 years ago

New construction guidance to stop workers dying each week from occupational disease

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The construction industry has launched new guidance to encourage better management of occupational health risks. HSE is urging the industry to put an end to the hundreds of construction workers that die of occupational diseases every month. Inspectors issued more than 200 health related enforcement notices during the recent Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) construction […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Worker suffered fatal crush injuries after being hit by lorry

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A commercial vehicle company was ordered to pay £212,500 in fines and costs after one of its workers was killed when a lorry travelling at less than 5km/h crushed him. Warwick Crown Court heard Imperial Commercials Limited failed to provide a safe place for its staff to work, failings which led to the death of […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Worker suffers loss of eye in explosion while inflating tyre

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An Essex-based company which sells and services agricultural machinery has been fined £750,000 after an incident which left a worker permanently blind in one eye. Chelmsford Crown Court heard how the tyre technician, employed by Ernest Doe & Sons Limited at Ulting, near Maldon, was working with a colleague to re-fit and re-inflate the tyres […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Chorley dairy bottling plant sentenced over worker’s death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Chorley farm operating a dairy bottling and processing plant has been fined £75,000 following the death of a worker crushed by an articulated lorry.  Paul Davidson, 33, from Adlington, was in the process of coupling an articulated lorry tractor cab to a trailer close to the rear loading bay of J&B Woodcock & Sons […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Stone masonry boss failed to protect his workers’ health

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The owner of a stone masonry company has been fined for failing to protect the health of his workers, exposing them to preventable risk of suffering life-changing conditions. Working in an industry where health risks from silica and vibration are well-known but manageable the required actions were not taken, despite Thomas Bushby having received previous […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Building contractor fined for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A building company firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered permanent injury to his eye from lack of correct protection. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how on 15 November 2013 an employee of Steele & Bray Limited, of Northampton, was injured when he was hit in the eye by a shard of […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Worker’s fall from scaffold leads to life-changing injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A scaffold firm was fined after a worker was seriously injured after falling nine metres.  Bristol Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Bristol-based Tubular Access Scaffolds Limited was dismantling a scaffold structure when he fell, causing life-changing head injuries.  An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident, which occurred on […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Worker killed by falling power press

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Wrexham firm was fined after a worker was killed when a machine weighing an estimated half a tonne fell on him. Chester Crown Court heard Christopher Williams, a maintenance supervisor at Morgan Technical Ceramics Limited, was moving a power press that was stored in a shipping container in the yard behind the factory. He […]

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Posted 6 years ago

Contractor in court for putting workers lives at risk with poor site safety

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Manchester building contractor has been fined after unsafe excavations at a care home site put workers and members of the public at risk. Brierstone Limited was issued with an immediate Prohibition Potice (PN) by an inspector from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stopping work being carried out within five meters of the excavations. […]

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