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Posted 7 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 7 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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Posted 7 years ago

Construction company fined after worker injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction company from Crawley, West Sussex has been sentenced after a worker fell from scaffolding and was injured. Paisley Sheriffs Court heard how Alan Wilson, a sole trader contracted to supply labour to carry out all joinery work , fell from scaffolding between timber panels at a construction site at Ivy Gardens, Millerston, Paisley […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Engineering firm fined over safety breach

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An engineering firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered life affecting injuries. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how 39 year old father of two James Smith suffered a shattered knee cap in October 2015 when his leg was struck by a rotating chuck of a CNC lathe machine at Sigma Technologies Ltd […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Drunk farmer imprisoned for killing young boy while driving tractor

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A self-employed farm worker has been imprisoned after running over and killing a young boy with his tractor, while 2.5 times over the legal drinking limit. Harry Whitlam regularly attended Swithens Farm where his mother worked. Parts of the petting farm were open to the public, while other sections were closed off and separated from […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Builder prosecuted for worker’s fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A builder from Surrey has been prosecuted for the fall of a worker. Redhill Magistrates heard how the worker fell 3.2 m through an opening in a roof onto a concrete floor. He survived the fall but was left with broken ribs, swelling to his brain and nerve damage. An investigation found that he was […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Prosecution of local roofing specialist company and its directors over unsafe roof work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A specialist roofing company and its two directors have been sentenced after admitting working unsafely at height on a hotel development in central Manchester during a major refurbishment and extension works. On the 17 March 2015, a member of public witnessed and photographed unsafe work at a construction site and contacted the Health and Safety […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Construction companies fined after failing to carry out basement excavation work safely

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two London based construction companies were prosecuted after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspection identified serious safety breaches on a double basement construction project. Westminster Magistrates Court heard that emergency services had been called to a property at Bathurst Mews, London, where excavation work to form a double basement was being carried out.  They […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Employee Seriously Injured after Fork Lift Truck Overturns

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction company has been fined after a 58 year old worker suffered serious injuries when the fork lift truck and attached man-riding cage that he was working from overturned and he fell to the floor. Worsley Projects Limited trading as Egan Projects, had been employed by Edmundson Electrical to carry out refurbishment work on […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Suspended prison sentence for Plymouth landlord who endangered tenants

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The landlord of a property in Plymouth risked the lives of his tenants and their young family by not undertaking annual safety checks on gas appliances in the property and by undertaking gaswork which was found to be dangerous. Paul Perry was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at Plymouth Crown Court today […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Company fined after young worker injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A waste management company has been prosecuted after a worker was left with life changing injuries. Chippenham Magistrates Court heard how the 19-year-old worker and his colleagues had cleared a blockage from the waste picking line, when his gloved hand got caught in the conveyor belt. The roller fractured his right hand, dislocated his wrist […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Company and Director fined after Multiple Safety Failings on Construction Site

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction company and its Managing Director have been prosecuted for operating an unsafe construction site during the conversion of a building in Bollington. Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard how the conditions on the site, where a former pub was being changed into two houses, were so poor it prompted a a member of […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Sentence after member of public injured after garage pit fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A self-employed garage mechanic was fined today after a member of the public was injured when picking up his vehicle from the premises. Stevenage Magistrates’ Court heard the injured man’s car was parked in front of a vehicle inspection pit. The garage owner was showing the customer a part fitted under the bonnet when the man […]

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Posted 7 years ago

HSE prosecution announcement

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed BAM Nuttall Limited, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Ltd, and Keir Infrastructure and Overseas Ltd that they will be prosecuted in relation to three incidents that took place during the construction of the new Crossrail railway tunnel construction, which runs east to west across London. All three companies […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Birkenhead Shipbuilder fined £400,000 for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Birkenhead ship builder and repairer has appeared in court after a worker suffered serious injuries whilst carrying out repair work. The 59 year old worker from Ellesmere Port suffered fractures and crush injuries to his right hand in the incident, which occurred on the 20 July 2015, which resulted in his being off work […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Fairground death leads to court for amusement company

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A fairground company have been prosecuted after an employee was run over and killed while setting up a ride. Michael O’Brien, 45, of Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, was killed on 27 April 2011,during the setting up of a fun fair run by Stevens Amusements Ltd at Bassetts Park, West Villa Road, Wellingborough, Northampton Crown Court heard […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Volvo sentenced for worker fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The national truck, bus and plant division of Volvo has been fined £900,000 after one of their workers fell and suffered head injuries. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how a worker was servicing a large delivery truck and repairing the driver’s access rope for the cab when he fell, striking his head and losing consciousness. He […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Man killed and another seriously injured by cows

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A farmer based near Bradford on Avon, has been fined after two members of the public were attacked and injured, one fatally, by cows in a field. Swindon Crown Court heard how brothers Mike and John Porter were walking on a public footpath which went through a field where cows with calves were grazing. The […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Company fined after teenage work experience person injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A supplier of industrial equipment based in Newcastle has been fined after a work experience person on their first was injured. Stafford Crown Court heard how during the unloading of a heavy electrical panel from the back of a lorry at Radwell International Limited, the injured teenager was asked to steady the panel which had […]

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Posted 7 years ago

HSE signs up to become disability confident

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

HSE is marking International Day of Persons with Disabilities by signing up to become a disability confident employer. Disability Confident is a government led scheme set up to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people. It aims to remove barriers, increase understanding and ensure that disabled people have the […]

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