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19/04/2018 01:25 AM
Principal contractor fined after worker suffers brain injury in fall from height
The principal contractor involved in the construction of a dormer extension has today been sentenced for safety breaches after a self-employed worker suffered life threatening injuries. Leeds Crown Court heard how, on 29 October 2015, the operative was working on the roof at the side of the dormer when he fell approximately eight metres on […]

17/04/2018 03:55 AM
Care home fined after death of resident
A care home has been prosecuted after a 77-year-old resident slipped down in her specialised wheelchair and died. Chesterfield Magistrates’ heard how, on 21 July 2013, a resident at a care home managed by Hill Care Ltd in Bakewell had been left in her room in her wheelchair for almost three hours, with no checks […]

16/04/2018 11:19 PM
Civil engineering firm and district heating firm fined after worker suggered fatal injuries
A civil engineering firm and a district heating firm were sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries. Sheffield Crown Court heard how on 10 December 2015 36-year-old David Beresford was employed by R K Civil Engineers Ltd working at the EON Renewable Energy Plant, Blackburn Meadows, Alsing Road, Sheffield. He […]

16/04/2018 11:02 PM
Company and director fined after worker injured
A Newhaven Waste Management Company and its Directors have been fined after an employee got his arm caught in a conveyor at a material recycling plant. Brighton Magistrates’ Court heard how Keith Randall, a Skip-It Containers Ltd employee, was injured when he got his arm caught in a conveyor resulting in serious injury to his […]

16/04/2018 08:58 PM
£40k fine after two employees injured in fire at adhesive manufacturer
A Manchester adhesive manufacturer has appeared in court after two employees were injured in a major fire which stopped production at the site for five months. Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard enforcement action had been taken by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prior to the incident at Bankfield Mills in Radcliffe amid concerns […]

16/04/2018 08:08 PM
Cambridgeshire Partnership fined after death of employee
A farming partnership has been fined £400,000 after a teenage employee died when the tractor he was driving collided with a bridge. Cambridge Crown Court heard that Harry Christian-Allan had been employed by G W Topham & Son for three weeks before the tractor and tandem-axle trailer he was using to transport grain from the […]

12/04/2018 02:58 AM
Asbestos removal company and managers sentenced after forging documents
An asbestos removal company, and two of its managers, have today been prosecuted after forging documents in order to obtain an asbestos licence from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, between 16 March 2012 and 10 March 2016, Excavation and Contracting (UK) Ltd used both forged medical certificates and […]

11/04/2018 10:01 PM
Surveyor fined after failing to detect asbestos
A specialist asbestos company has been fined after failing to detect asbestos at a demolition site. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how EAS Asbestos Limited were commissioned to conduct refurbishment and demolition surveys by Mercer Brother Limited, a construction company who were contracted to demolish garages for Hyndburn Homes. EAS Asbestos stated in their surveys […]

11/04/2018 03:48 AM
Contractor fined after a series of failures to carry out work safely and provide adequate welfare facilities
A contractor carrying out refurbishment and basement extension work was prosecuted after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified a series of serious safety breaches during inspections. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that PVAD Limited was the contractor controlling work at a construction site at on Montholme Road, London, SW11, when it was inspected by the […]

11/04/2018 03:21 AM
Building contractor jailed after house collapse in Brighton
A building contractor has been sentenced following an incident in February 2015 in which a house in Brighton partially collapsed. Hove Crown Court heard how builder Glen Peters (trading as Brow Builders) undermined the structural integrity of the house by digging out the basement. He then failed to act on the advice of a structural […]

10/04/2018 02:18 AM
Company fined after worker falls from ladder
Safestyle UK was sentenced today after a worker fell from a ladder sustaining a fracture to his lower leg. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 1 March 2017, a window installer working for H.P.A.S. Limited, trading as Safestyle UK, was attempting to install a first-floor rear bedroom window at a property on Cemetery Road, Doncaster, […]

04/04/2018 08:56 PM
Company fined after workers suffer serious burns
A Nottinghamshire foundry has been sentenced after two employees suffered serious burns from an electrical flashover. Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 2 September 2016, at BAS Castings Ltd two employees were working to reinstate the power supply to one of the furnaces after repair work had been completed by contractors. After replacing the […]

03/04/2018 08:58 PM
Construction company worker suffers life threatening injuries
A construction company was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered life threatening injuries. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that, in September 2016, a 48-year-old employee of K. D. S. Construction Company Ltd was working in a 2-metre-deep excavation when he was struck on the head and pinned down by a large segment of […]

29/03/2018 12:06 AM
Housing association fined after exposing employees to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
A community housing association has today been sentenced after it failed to effectively manage its employees’ exposure to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) over a prolonged period of time. Newport Magistrates’ Court heard how, between July 2010 and May 2015, employees of Tai Calon Community Housing Limited were routinely exposed to vibration in their day […]

28/03/2018 08:09 PM
Agency worker crushed while unloading a vehicle
A logistics company has today been fined after a worker suffered crush injuries while unloading a vehicle from a visiting delivery lorry. Southend Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 14 December 2015, an agency worker was unchaining a vehicle ramp from a delivery lorry when the lorry moved forward with one chain still attached to the […]

28/03/2018 03:07 AM
Egg Producer and Joinery Contractor fined after worker falls from roof
A Preston egg production company and a joinery sub-contractor were today fined after a worker fell through a roof. Preston Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of T& J Leigh had been helping the joinery contractor Harry Jackson to re-roof an old feed mill building when he fell five metres through a gap, to the […]

26/03/2018 09:44 PM
Essex engineer sentenced for unregistered gas work
A worker has been sentenced after breaching a prohibition notice for gas work and for leaving gas appliances in a dangerous state. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that in July 2015 Gary Miller disconnected and removed a boiler from a domestic property in Brentwood, and installed a replacement with associated pipework. An investigation by the Health […]

25/03/2018 11:43 PM
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust fined after deaths of two patients
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £2m after a series of management failings led to the deaths of two vulnerable patients at different facilities owned by the Trust. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution follows the deaths of 45-year-old Teresa Colvin at a Southampton Mental Health Hospital and the death of 18-year-old […]

23/03/2018 03:35 AM
Company fined after apprentice suffers fractured skull at commercial vehicle maintenance company
A Birmingham based motor vehicle company has been fined after an apprentice suffered head injuries whilst undertaking maintenance work on a commercial vehicle. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how the Central England Municipals Limited (CEML) apprentice employee was working alongside an experienced mechanic replacing air suspension bags beneath a 39,000kg trailer. The air suspension bag was […]

22/03/2018 04:06 AM
Company fined after multiple safety failings
Quainton Logistics & Storage Ltd has today been fined after both putting workers at risk and allowing conditions on site to fall well below the expected standard. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 4 May 2016, operatives were smashing asbestos roof sheets with crow bars to remove them from a derelict warehouse in Bootle, Merseyside. […]