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Posted 7 years ago

Manufacturing firm fined after worker crushed to death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Oldham manufacturing firm R Tindall (Fabricators) Ltd has been prosecuted after a worker died after he was crushed under metal pipework. Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court heard that 53-year-old Frank Dunne was operating a side-loader forked lift truck which was carrying a vacuum packed pipe bundle. While he was attempting to load a second bundle weighing […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Metal company fined after worker loses foot

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Bedfordshire metal company has been fined for safety breaches after a worker suffered severe leg injuries and lost most of his foot. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how 24 year-old Luke Simpson, who was an agency worker for the company, was injured when a trolley carrying metal stock fell on his legs causing severe injuries. […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Torbay plumber sentenced after illegal gas work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An illegal gas fitter has been prosecuted after he installed a gas boiler and left it in a potentially dangerous state because he did not commission it. Mark Evans, aged 52, an unregistered plumber, fitted the gas boiler at a property on Denys Road, Torquay, after he was recommended to the homeowners by a family […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Council fined after employee was injured from fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Yorkshire council has been fined after an employee was injured when he fell from a ladder. Hull Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) fell from a ladder while descending from a porch roof which was being re-felted. He fell 2.4 metres and suffered two broken vertebrae. An […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Construction company fined after worker losses both legs

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Cornish construction company has been fined after their worker had to have both legs amputated, around the knee, after being crushed by a dumper truck. Roger Daw, 58, was operating a fully loaded front tipping dumper on his employer’s site in Liskey Hill, Perranporth. He drove the dumper down an incline where it became […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Tyre explosion seriously injures worker

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A tyre maintenance company has been fined after a tyre exploded seriously injuring a worker. Nottingham Crown Court heard an employee of Tyre Maintenance Limited went to the waste and recycling centre in Beeston on 24 September to replace tyres on an excavator. It was during the process of removing two split rim tyres from […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Building contractor prosecuted following worker’s fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A building contractor from Wokingham has been prosecuted after a worker fell and punctured his lung while carrying out demolition work. Kevin Lipscombe, 58, had been asked to dismantle an old shed that was by a new build house. While working on the roof of the shed, Mr Lipscombe lost his balance and fell onto […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Worker suffers severe injuries in roof fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A roofing company has been fined after a worker fell five metres through a roof sustaining severe injuries. St Albans Crown Court heard how a 32 year old labourer was working for Richardson Roofing Company Limited (RRCL) on a construction site at Kingsley Green, Radlett, Hertfordshire on 8 August 2013. The worker was fitting battens […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Worker injured after being struck by concrete skip

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A site manager and a worker have been fined for safety failings after another worker was struck by a concrete skip at a construction site in South London. Woolwich Crown Court heard how on 23 February 2012, Ryan Musgrave, 27, suffered a badly broken left leg and fractures to his right ankle and several ribs, […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Bolton night club owner fined over asbestos exposure

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Bolton night club owner has been sentenced after admitting a failure to carry out a survey for asbestos before starting on the refurbishment of a local night club. Manchester Magistrates’ court heard how UK Night Life Limited and its sole director, Charles John McGrath, undertook the management of a refurbishment project between 1 August […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Supermarket in court after worker injured in roof fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Supermarket chain Tesco has been fined after health and safety breaches led to a worker falling through a skylight. The employee of Tesco Maintenance Ltd was lucky to suffer only minor injuries after falling 30 feet through a fragile skylight onto the trading area floor of the Tesco Liscard Express store in Liscard Village, Wallasey, on the 13th June 2014. […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Paper mill worker left with disabling crush injuries

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Halifax paper mill firm has been fined for safety breaches after a worker suffered severe crush injuries to his right hand. Bradford Crown Court heard that the injured worker sustained serious crush injuries in September 2013 while changing a couch roll on a board machine at Sonoco Cores & Paper Ltd’s Halifax plant. The worker’s middle […]

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Posted 7 years ago

HSE issues MOD with Crown Censure over soldier death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been issued with a Crown Censure by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a soldier died when he was shot in the neck on a training exercise. Fusilier Dean Griffiths, 21, whose partner was expecting their first child, received a fatal bullet wound to the neck on 14 […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Contractor seriously injured in fragile skylight fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

London exhibition venue firm, The Business Design Centre Ltd, and a building contractor have been fined for safety failings after a specialist contractor fell through a fragile skylight. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how the Business Design Centre allowed workers to cross an unsafe roof, which contained three fragile skylights and open edges, and failed to […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Roofing firm fined after worker’s ladder fall

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A King’s Lynn roofing company has been prosecuted after a worker fell seven metres from a scaffold access ladder while assisting with chimney repairs. Kings Lynn Magistrates Court heard how the worker was subcontracted by J Webber Roofing Limited to assist with removing waste, mixing cement and bringing tools up to colleagues who were working on […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Self-employed trader fined for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Bradford self-employed trader was sentenced today for safety breaches after poor scaffolding arrangements at a domestic property put himself and others at risk. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Mark Podstawski, 47, after an investigation found poor planning, the absence of guard rails and a scaffold not of a recognised design, put himself and others, including people on […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Alton Towers’ owners fined £5million over Smiler crash

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The owners of Alton Towers have been fined £5million with costs of £69,955.40 following a rollercoaster collision which left 16 people injured, a number of them seriously. Two young women on the Smiler ride suffered leg amputations and others suffered severe injuries when their carriage collided with a stationary carriage on the same track on […]

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Posted 7 years ago

HSE to prosecute manufacturing company following Red Arrow pilot death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has informed an ejection seat manufacturer that it will be prosecuted following the death of Flt Lt Sean Cunningham on 8th November 2011. HSE’s Inspector David Butter said: “HSE has today informed Martin Baker Aircraft Ltd that it will be prosecuted for an alleged breach of health and safety […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Delivery firm fined after worker loses leg

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Buckinghamshire delivery firm has been fined after a driver suffered life changing injuries when he was hit by a reversing fork-lift truck. Delivered UK Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after the incident on 2 September 2014 at their depot in Ajax Avenue in Slough. Reading Crown Court heard how the […]

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Posted 7 years ago

Star company of BBC series prosecuted over worker injury

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Bolton based scrapyard that featured in a recent BBC documentary series has been sentenced after an employee suffered facial injuries at work. Vehicle breakers firm, The Scrappers Ltd and Terry Walker, a consultant for the company, appeared at Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester where they denied breaches of health and safety law. Both defendants […]

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