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18/06/2018 12:25 AM
Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd fined half a million pounds after exposing workers to debilitating condition
Contractor Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd. has been sentenced today after exposing workers to a debilitating health condition over a nine-year period. Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd was fined £500,000 after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that workers at the company were exposed to hand-arm vibration between 2002 and 2011 which put them […]

14/06/2018 03:49 AM
Company fined after admitting safety failures
An Inverurie company has been fined after a teenage worker was seriously injured. Aberdeen Sherriff Court heard that 17-year-old Michael Paul Mark Mclean was found seriously injured at the premises of Denholm MacNamee Limited on 14 August 2015. The Inverurie company, which provides support services to the oil, gas and utilities industries, admitted safety failings. […]

14/06/2018 01:54 AM
BUPA fined £3m after death of elderly resident
A care provider has been fined following the death of a resident at an Essex nursing home after he contracted Legionnaires’ disease. Kenneth Ibbetson, 86, died three months after moving into Hutton Village Nursing Home, which is operated by BUPA Care Homes (BNH) Ltd. Ipswich Crown Court heard that Mr Ibbetson had moved into the […]

13/06/2018 12:44 AM
Company fined after worker suffers spinal injuries
A roofing company has been fined after roof work at height was undertaken unsafely. Dudley Magistrates’ Court heard how people were working on the roof with no safety measures in place to prevent them from falling. Woodhull Roofing Ltd was contracted to carry out work for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. The work was to coat over roofing […]

12/06/2018 03:39 AM
Maidstone company fined following death of worker
A Maidstone company has been sentenced after a maintenance worker fell five metres through a roof and died. Folkstone Magistrates’ Court heard that on, 23 September 2015, Justin Newitt fell through an opening that was being created on the roof of the premises of Maidstone Studios Ltd. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive […]

08/06/2018 05:13 AM
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust today pleads guilty following investigation
Before Woolwich Crown Court, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust today pleaded guilty to charges under Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974. This follows a HSE investigation into serious injuries to two members of staff at the Bracton Centre on Bracton Lane, Dartford on 17 July 2016. This prosecution has […]

07/06/2018 12:21 AM
Company fined for poor condition of asbestos containing materials
A company which manufactures and distributes furniture was fined £6,000 for failing to properly assess the risk from exposure to asbestos containing materials. Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that, during an inspection on 6 August 2014, concerns were raised by a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector about significant damage to what appeared to be asbestos […]

06/06/2018 02:27 AM
Construction firm and director fined for failure to comply with prohibition notices
D & S Building Solutions Ltd and its director Daniel Schipor have been fined after failing to comply with prohibition notices. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how D & S Solutions Ltd, under the control of its director Daniel Schipor, was issued with two prohibition notices on site. It was found that persons were at serious […]

06/06/2018 01:39 AM
Two companies fined after worker fell from height
A contractor and scaffolding company were sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker fell five metres from a roof. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how in December 2015 Jhanade Ryan, a sub-contractor working for Centreco (UK) Ltd, was installing solar panels to the roof of Firth Steels, Brighouse. Mr Ryan suffered life changing injuries. He […]

05/06/2018 09:30 PM
Pembrokeshire man sentenced after worker seriously injured
A man has been sentenced to 18 weeks in prison after a worker received serious injuries from an electric shock. Swansea Crown Court heard that, on 12 March 2014, Mr Hearne, under instruction from George Jones, sustained serious injuries whilst plugging a tyre stripping machine into a wall socket. The incident, which took place at […]

05/06/2018 09:06 PM
Injection moulding company fined after worker injured
An injection moulding company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries whilst trying to free a blockage. Wrexham Magistrates’ Court heard how a Brother Industries (UK) Limited employee was injured whilst trying to clear a blockage on a plastics injection moulding machine, resulting in serious burns and multiple fractures to his heel and […]

05/06/2018 03:42 AM
Company fined after worker trapped by falling scrap lead
A lead recycling company was sentenced after a worker was trapped under a load of falling scrap lead. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how on 5 May 2016 an employee of H J Enthoven Ltd was operating the overhead crane, lifting a bin containing scrap lead when the bin slipped, emptying its contents onto the crane […]

03/06/2018 10:15 PM
Contractor fined after employee run over by road roller
A road resurfacing company was fined £15,400 after an employee was run over by a road roller. Ayr Sherriff Court heard that on 3 November 2015 an employee of Newlay Civil Engineering Ltd reversed a road roller over the leg of fellow employee, Thomas Shaw. The incident happened at Knockbreck Road, Straiton in South Ayrshire, […]

01/06/2018 03:05 AM
Property management consultancy and asbestos surveying company fined after inadequate refurbishment
A property management consultancy and an asbestos surveying company have been fined after an inadequate refurbishment and demolition survey was provided for a major refurbishment project including partial demolition. Dudley Magistrates’ Court heard how the survey undertaken by Home Inspectors Southern Limited failed to identify asbestos cement and asbestos insulating board (AIB) containing Chrysotile and […]

31/05/2018 02:11 AM
Luxury yacht building company fined after engineer injured
A luxury yacht building company has been fined following an engineer losing consciousness after being struck on the back of the head by a solid metal bracket weighing 147kg. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how the employee of Sunseeker International Limited was working under the hull of an 86-foot yacht adjusting the height of a prop […]

29/05/2018 11:06 PM
Company prosecuted after worker killed
RRS London Waste Papers Ltd have been sentenced after health and safety breaches resulted in the death of one of their employees. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how a RRS London Waste Papers Ltd worker was found dead inside the compaction chamber of a baling machine. The worker had suffered fatal crush injuries. An investigation by […]

25/05/2018 03:14 AM
Company fined more than 500k following overhead power lines incident
A Construction company has been fined after a tipper vehicle driven by one of its employees came into contact with overhead power lines during the construction of a waste transfer station. Northampton Crown Court heard that on 9 March 2016 a driver employed by Mick George Ltd was emptying a load of soil from his […]

23/05/2018 02:31 AM
Two companies fined for serious breaches involving the removal of asbestos
A residential property management company and a specialist installation contractor have been fined after a resident raised concerns about soffit replacement work carried out on the guttering on three blocks of flats in London. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that in July 2016, Squaredeal UPVC & Renewables Limited of Rustington, West Sussex (‘Squaredeal) had been contracted […]

23/05/2018 02:02 AM
Company fined after worker injured by wall collapse
A landscaping services company was sentenced today after a worker was seriously injured when a retaining wall collapsed into a trench.  Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 7 November 2016, an employee of Award Winning Greenfingers Limited was undertaking groundworks to install a new timber retaining structure in the rear garden of a property […]

21/05/2018 10:41 PM
Exmouth building companies fined after disregarding health and safety regulations
Coast & Country Construction Limited and Paul Humphries Architects Ltd have both been sentenced today after serious breaches of their health and safety duties. Exeter Magistrates’ Court heard that, in early 2016, a concern was raised about the lack of health and safety controls at a large timber frame extension being built onto Manor Lodge […]