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14/02/2018 11:15 PM
Company fined after falling scaffold clips hits pedestrian
A scaffolding company was sentenced today for safety breaches after a scaffold clip fell approximately 20m (60 ft.) and hit a member of the public walking below. Westminster Magistrates Court heard that, on 20 March 2017, the injured person was walking along Upper Street in Islington, London when he was hit on the head by […]

13/02/2018 04:01 AM
Manufacturing company fined after worker’s hand was partially severed
A manufacturing company based in Gloucester has been fined after an incident at its site resulted in Petr Jelinek having his fingers and part of his palm severed. Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court heard how Petr Jelinek, an employee of Mercury Specialist Frames Limited was in the process of using an Omga chop saw when the blade […]

12/02/2018 11:23 PM
Birmingham contractor fined £500,000 after worker struck by tipper truck
A principal contractor has been fined after a worker was struck by a tipper truck. North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard how on, 15 October 2015, a ground worker was working on the development site of over 370 houses at Burntwood Business Park. At the time of incident there were a number of tipper trucks delivering […]

11/02/2018 11:53 PM
Manufacturing company fined after worker suffers life-changing injury
A manufacturing company has been sentenced after a worker lost his right thumb whilst working on a lathe. Cheltenham Magistrates Court heard how, on 11 August 2016, the employee of Mekufa (UK) limited was injured when his gloved hand got caught on a moving part of machinery, resulting in the amputation of his right thumb. […]

09/02/2018 03:18 AM
Companies fined after scaffolder struck by dumper truck and killed
Redrow Homes Limited and WPI Civil Engineering Limited have been fined after the death of scaffolder Henry Jones in 2013. Liverpool Crown Court heard how, on 8 August 2013, 67-year-old Henry Jones was walking across the Redrow Homes construction site in Knotty Ash when he was struck by a reversing dumper truck. Mr Jones was […]

09/02/2018 01:29 AM
MOD receives Crown Censure following Royal Navy technician death
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been issued with a Crown Censure after a Royal Navy engineering technician was killed during lift maintenance work. Leading Engineering Technician Neal Edmonds, 42, originally from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, was crushed between a moving lift and the lift shaft on 11 June 2014.  Mr Edmonds was carrying out maintenance work […]

08/02/2018 11:38 PM
Former British Gas employee fined for illegal gas work
A former employee of British Gas has been sentenced today after conducting gas work he was not registered or competent to do and leaving it in a dangerous condition. Truro Crown Court heard how Mark Cock undertook the installation of a liquid petroleum gas (LPG) boiler at a property in Cambourne in February 2017. A […]

08/02/2018 10:25 PM
Packaging company fined after worker left with life-changing injury
A packaging firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered life-changing injuries. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 3 October 2016, the worker was employed as a driver by W.K.West Limited. On the day of the incident, having finished his driving duties for the day he was asked to work in the […]

08/02/2018 03:52 AM
Manufacturing company and contractor fined after failing to prevent exposure to asbestos
A manufacturing company and contractor have been prosecuted after failing to prevent exposure of workers and others to asbestos whilst cleaning an asbestos cement roof. Carter Brothers (Rochdale) Ltd contracted Frank Allan, trading as ‘Jet Blast and Maintenance,’ to clean its premises including the asbestos cement roof in September 2016. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard […]

07/02/2018 11:46 PM
Steel stockholder fined after worker crushed by steel coil
A Midlands-based steel supplier has today been fined after a 35-year old worker was struck and crushed by an overhead coil. Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 8 November 2016, the worker was delivering a steel coil to the CSJ Coil site in Dudley. It was lifted on to an overhead crane when the coil […]

05/02/2018 11:36 PM
Farm worker seriously injured after fall from cherry picker
Martin Geoffrey Warkup, a partner in a farming company, has been sentenced today after a worker fell from a cherry picker. Hull and Holderness Magistrates’ Court heard that the employee suffered fractures to 18 ribs and both wrists as well as internal injuries when he fell approximately 10 metres from a cherry picker at Manor […]

05/02/2018 08:44 PM
Contractor fined after gas explosion at domestic property
A contractor has been fined after a gas explosion at a domestic property in Lesmahagow. Lanark Sheriff Court heard that, on 22 March 2007, Turriff Contractors Limited had been contracted to construct and install a gas main on a street in Lesmahagow. The court also heard that, on 25 March 2012, the gas main Turriff […]

02/02/2018 03:00 AM
Tata Steel fined £1.4m after health and safety failings lead to death of worker
A steel producer has today been fined after the death of 26-year-old maintenance electrician, Thomas Standerline. Hull Crown Court heard how, on 23 April 2010, Mr Standerline, an employee of Tata Steel, was examining a crane as part of his inspection duties as a maintenance electrician. Whilst carrying out this work, an overhead crane travelled […]

31/01/2018 09:24 PM
Plastic products manufacturer fined after worker suffers burn injuries
A manufacturer of plastic products has been fined after an employee, Mr Kristofer Odell, suffered burn injuries when his hand became trapped in a sanding machine. Worcester Magistrates’ Court heard how Mr Odell was instructed to put his hand on a moving rubber roller to check its temperature during routine maintenance of the roller and […]

31/01/2018 03:45 AM
Principal contractor fined after roller shutter door damages market stall
A principal contractor has been fined after a roller shutter door damaged a market stall in Walthamstow. Westminster Magistrates Court heard that, at approximately 5am on 3 August 2016, employees of Flex D B Construction Ltd were removing a roller shutter door on the boundary of a site on High Street, Walthamstow. During this activity, […]

30/01/2018 11:58 PM
London Council and Veolia fined after worker crushed by reversing vehicle
A London Borough Council and large waste company have been fined after a worker was crushed by a reversing dust cart, suffering significant injury. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 9 May 2016, an employee of London Borough of Croydon, working within the motor vehicle repair undertaking of Veolia ES (UK) Limited as a workshop […]

30/01/2018 04:10 AM
Hartlepool man sentenced for unregistered gas work
A self-employed handyman has been sentenced today for undertaking gas work which put the life of a homeowner at significant risk. Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard that, on 16 May 2014, Paul Joseph Vokes, trading as Paul’s Handyman Services, carried out work to replace ridge tiles on the roof of a property in Coatham Drive, Hartlepool. […]

29/01/2018 09:35 PM
Skip hire company fined after lorry driver fatally crushed
A skip hire company has been fined after a lorry driver was fatally crushed between two vehicles. Leicester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 4 November 2015, Beverley Upton, an employee of MAC Skip Hire Limited, was crushed between her lorry and the bucket of a shovel loader while it was being loaded. They had been […]

28/01/2018 10:22 PM
North East foundry fined after employee has leg amputated
A North East based foundry has been fined after a serious incident at its site resulted in an employee having his leg amputated above the knee. Durham Crown Court heard that, in November 2014, an employee of Bonds Foundry Company Ltd was working on a large metal casting, when one of the supports buckled, leading […]

26/01/2018 02:21 AM
Company fined after employee seriously-injured
A Stockton-based waste recycling company has today been fined after a worker was injured following a workplace transport accident in September 2016. Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 30 September 2016, the employee of Skippy Waste Services Ltd was walking along the roadway between the warehouse and sorting shed when he was run over by […]