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15/08/2018 02:34 AM
East Yorkshire company fined after worker loses left arm
Transportation and storage company, H Walton Ltd, was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered injuries leading to the loss of his left arm. Leeds Magistrates’ court heard how, on 9 August 2017, a lorry driver was delivering wheat to Low Newstead Farm in Ripon when it tipped onto the floor of a […]

12/08/2018 08:48 PM
Plymouth landlord puts tenants’ lives at risk
A landlord from Plymouth has been sentenced after gas appliances at his rental property in Plymouth were found to be ‘Immediately Dangerous’. Plymouth Crown Court heard how the gas appliances in the property on Laira Street were worked on by someone who was not registered with the Gas Safe Register. An investigation by the Health […]

09/08/2018 01:01 AM
Bus driver sentenced after passengers injured
A bus driver has today been sentenced after he lost control of the bus he was driving, injuring five of his passengers. Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 22 February 2016, the employee of Cambus Limited trading as Stagecoach East, lost control of the bus he was driving as he negotiated a gap in the […]

08/08/2018 12:17 AM
Company fined after workers exposed to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
Nordam Europe Limited have been fined after workers were exposed to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Cardiff Crown Court heard how around 100 employees of the company, which maintains and repairs aircraft components, were exposed to Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) and developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) over 22 years. At least 30 employees were […]

03/08/2018 03:08 AM
Shell UK fined after technician struck by cylinder
Shell UK Limited has today been fined for health and safety breaches after a technician was struck by a cylinder and left severely injured on the Brent Delta offshore installation. Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard how, on 10 November 2014, technicians were required to replace a gas cylinder within a system used to extinguish fires. When […]

02/08/2018 04:14 AM
Peterborough company fined for failing to undertake asbestos assessment
A property management company has today been sentenced after failing to carry out an asbestos survey prior to undertaking extensive refurbishment works. Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court heard how, between April and May 2017, Thistlemoor Healthcare and Management Ltd undertook construction work at two properties, one of which was part of a medical centre in Peterborough. In […]

02/08/2018 02:49 AM
Construction firm and director fined for safety breaches
A company and its director have been fined for failure to comply with a prohibition and improvement notice. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 31 March 2016, Awad (UK) Ltd, under the control of its director Andrzej Wilk, was issued with a prohibition notice on site where it was found that persons were at serious […]

01/08/2018 02:57 AM
North Yorkshire company fined after contractor falls from height
A company specialising in the installation of biomass heating systems and photovoltaic solar systems was sentenced today after a worker suffered a serious injury following a fall from height. Beverley Magistrates court heard how, on 27 March 2015, an operative was installing a flue system for a biomass heating system at a farm in North […]

30/07/2018 03:35 AM
Gas fitter sentenced to 16 months in prison after carrying out unsafe gas work
A self-employed gas fitter has been sentenced to 16 months in prison after he carried out unsafe gas work while falsely pretending to be Gas Safe Registered. Nottingham Crown Court heard that Richard Trezise was prosecuted following investigations by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors at seven different locations where the Gas Safe Register had […]

27/07/2018 12:51 AM
West Midlands haulage firm prosecuted after worker killed
A Worcestershire-based haulage firm has been sentenced following a fatal incident in which a driver was crushed by a reversing vehicle. Worcester Crown Court heard how, on 11 December 2013, a Tooles Transport Limited employee, 60-year-old Kevin Scott, was assisting a colleague to reverse a vehicle when he became trapped between the reversing vehicle and […]

27/07/2018 12:28 AM
Manufacturer fined after two killed by spray-booth explosion
A Norwich manufacturing firm has been fined after two employees working with flammable substances in a spray booth were killed by an explosion. Norwich Crown Court heard how, on 13 July 2015, two workers had already sprayed several welded steel buckets that morning and were preparing for their next batch. The flammable vapour generated whilst […]

27/07/2018 12:28 AM
Two companies fined after worker suffers fall from height
Two companies have been sentenced after an employee fell from scaffolding whilst at work. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 28 September 2016, 32-year old self-employed builder, Jamie Butler, was working on a refurbishment project at a block of flats when he fell over 2 metres from unsecured scaffold boards onto concrete flooring below. Mr […]

25/07/2018 08:15 PM
Frutarom (UK) Ltd fined after two health and safety breaches
Food flavourings company Frutarom (UK) Ltd has been fined after two separate health and safety breaches. Colchester Magistrates Court heard how the company was prosecuted following two separate Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigations into incidents at Frutarom’s premises. In October 2016 a worker at the company’s Hartlepool factory was emptying a part-finished product from […]

25/07/2018 08:03 PM
North West trailer manufacturing company sentenced after worker injured
A Cheshire-based trailer manufacturing company has been fined after a worker was struck by a load on a fork lift truck and left with multiple injuries. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 10 March 2017, an employee of Meredith and Eyre Limited was in the process of lifting a stack of three trailer chassis using […]

24/07/2018 10:53 PM
Farming company sentenced after threshing machine incident
Dullam & Co (Farmers) Ltd have been fined today after a worker was dragged into a reed combing machine. Exeter Magistrate’s Court heard that on 24 March 2017, 44 year old John Dullam was working on the reed combing machine at Narracott Farm, South Molton, when his overalls became entangled in the drum feed intake […]

24/07/2018 03:49 AM
North West construction firm fined after multiple safety failings
A Stockport construction firm has been fined after putting employees at risk due to widespread safety failings at two construction sites. Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard how Sherwood Homes Limited had appointed several principal contractors to build numerous domestic properties at two sites; in Preston and Tarporley. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) carried […]

24/07/2018 03:42 AM
Local authority fined after child suffers chemical burns
Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar, the local authority which covers the Western Isles, was today fined after a boy suffered chemical burns. Stornoway Sheriff Court heard how, on 11 July 2017, employees of the local authority had cleaned the slipway and steps of the pier at Valtos Pier in Uig using sodium hypochlorite. Later that day, […]

24/07/2018 03:24 AM
HSE to prosecute following 2011 explosion at Pembroke Refinery
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed two companies they face prosecution following an incident at the Pembroke Refinery on 2 June 2011, which resulted in the deaths of four people and serious injuries to another. Valero Energy UK Limited and B & A Contracts Limited are to face charges under Sections 2(1) […]

20/07/2018 02:57 AM
North West property developer sentenced after building collapse
A Manchester-based property developer has today been sentenced after the roof and part of the rear wall collapsed at one of his properties during demolition works. Manchester Crown Court heard how Riaz Ahmad appointed a group of workers, who had no experience in construction, to carry out demolition work at a property in Oldham. On […]

18/07/2018 09:06 PM
West Midlands manufacturing company fined after worker crushed
A manufacturing firm in Worcestershire has been fined after a worker suffered crush injuries when wooden panels fell onto him. Worcester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 8 April 2017, a Global Displays Limited employee was injured when a stack of panels toppled over and crushed him. Several smaller panels were resting against untied, upright 4m […]