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Roofing company fined after worker fell through a roof (Thu, 22 Jun 2017)
A London based roofing company has been fined after a 56-year old worker fell through two storeys onto a concrete floor. Southwark Crown Court heard how 56-year old Ali Mucoj, while working for Wessexmoor Ltd, had been completing roof work at a site on Glycena Road in London, when he fell from an unguarded rear […]
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NHS Foundation Trust fined over patient death (Thu, 22 Jun 2017)
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been fined for health and safety failings after a patient fell to his death. Adam Withers, 20, from Epsom had been detained as an in-patient at Epsom Hospital when the incident occurred on 9 May 2014. Guildford Crown Court heard how Mr Withers was in the courtyard […]
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Two companies fined after worker struck by scaffolding (Wed, 21 Jun 2017)
Two South West based companies have been fined after a 44-year old woman was struck by scaffolding. Weymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how employees of Carter Training Ltd were using a mobile crane on the building project in Queen Mothers Square, Poundbury, Dorchester when the attachment holding 500 scaffolding fittings weighing 2kg each was turned on […]
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Company fined after the death of worker (Fri, 16 Jun 2017)
A North East based contractor Pyeroy Ltd has been fined due to failings in their work at height rescue planning. Plymouth Magistrates Court heard that on 21 October 2013 Mr Keith Stevens, aged 57, was helping to dismantle temporary roofing at Devonport Naval Base using a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP). His colleagues found him […]
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Company and contractor fined after member of public struck by fencing wire (Wed, 14 Jun 2017)
A civil engineering company (R M Contractors Limited aka RMC), and a contractor working on behalf of a tree surgery company Complete Tree Services (CTS) have been sentenced after a member of the public was injured by fencing wire. Redditch Magistrates’ Court heard a member of the public was in her garden, when she was […]
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Company fined after failing to comply with enforcement action (Wed, 14 Jun 2017)
Hatchmere Park Ltd has been fined after failing to comply with enforcement safety notices. On 12 March 2015, a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector visited the construction site at Falcon Park, Devon and observed serious health and safety failings. Exeter Crown Court heard the HSE visited the site after being alerted of unsafe construction […]
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Company fined after uncontrolled fire (Mon, 12 Jun 2017)
Vertellus Specialties UK Limited has today been fined after an uncontrolled fire at the company’s Seal Sands premises in Middlesbrough. Teesside Crown Court heard the large fire occurred at the premises in the early hours of 14 May 2014. The fire involved large quantities of dangerous substances including Vitride, which led to this fire being […]
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Company fined after worker suffers serious burns (Fri, 09 Jun 2017)
Two companies have been fined after a worker suffered extensive burns to his face, arms and hands as a result of an electrical incident. Newcastle Crown Court heard the 28-year old man who was employed by Park, Gate and company Ltd (PGC), suffered extensive burns on 21 December 2014 while he was carrying out electrical […]
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North West company fined after employee fell from height (Fri, 09 Jun 2017)
A North West welding and metal fabrication firm has appeared in court after a worker suffered life threatening injuries after falling through a fragile roof. Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard that an employee of John Fowler & Son (Blacksmiths & Welders) Ltd fell eight metres through a fragile roof of a timber storage shed, […]
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Roofing company fined after safety failings (Thu, 08 Jun 2017)
A roofing company has today been sentenced for safety failings related to working at height. Brighton Magistrates Court heard how numerous concerns were raised by members of the public about work being carried out by G & S Roofing Limited.  The company twice ignored written advice to address the issue of working at height in […]
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Engineering company fined after worker suffers hand injury (Thu, 08 Jun 2017)
Thermal Engineering Ltd has been fined after a worker suffered a serious hand injury after a machinery incident. Luton and South Bedfordshire Magistrates’ Court heard how on 15 December 2015, 63 year-old Chris  Davis was working at the site in Royson, Hertfordshire using a manually operated  metalworking lathe, when his hand became entangled  with the […]
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Caring Homes fined after death of elderly resident (Wed, 07 Jun 2017)
A care home company has today been fined almost half a million pounds after an elderly resident fell from her first floor window and died. Guildford Crown Court heard that the 87-year-old was staying at the Coppice Lea Nursing home in Surrey, owned and managed by Caring Homes Healthcare Group Limited. In the early hours […]
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Waste recycling company fined after worker scalded (Wed, 07 Jun 2017)
A waste company has been sentenced today after one of its workers received severe burns to his upper body and face. SUEZ Recycling and Recovery Tees Valley Ltd operates the site at Haverton Hill, Stockton-On-Tees. It processes waste and turns it into energy by burning it. Teesside Crown Court heard how the worker was injured […]
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Company fined after worker fell through fragile skylight (Wed, 07 Jun 2017)
A Stranraer based groundwork company has today been fined after a worker fell more than seven metres through a fragile roof. Stranraer Sheriff Court today heard the 42-year-old had been sub-contracted by McKeown Groundworks Limited, to carry out roof repairs on a barn at Whiteley’s Farm, Stranraer. On 24 May 2016 the worker arrived at […]
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Company and contractor sentenced for uncontrolled collapse of building on High Street (Tue, 06 Jun 2017)
The owner of a building in Kent and the contractor employed to demolish it have been fined for safety failings after an uncontrolled collapse onto the High Street. Canterbury Crown Court heard that the building at the High Street, Ramsgate, Kent was owned by Panther AL (VAT) Limited. Martin Elmes was contracted to undertake the […]
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Company fined after wheel of industrial vehicle falls onto worker’s feet (Thu, 01 Jun 2017)
A company has been fined after the wheel of a JCB digger fell onto one of its workers. The man was working for Holt JCB Limited at a site on Port Talbot, on 8 April 2016. Swansea Magistrates Court heard how the apprentice was tasked with changing air filled wheels with foam wheels on a […]
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Engineering company fined after worker crushed (Fri, 26 May 2017)
Pipework Engineering Services Limited (PESL) has been fined after a worker suffered life changing injuries as a result of a crush incident. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard that on 21 March 2016 the worker was operating a foot pedal saw when he came into contact with the rotating blade. The 35-year old severed his hand and […]
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Scaffolding company fined after worker injured (Fri, 26 May 2017)
A scaffolding company and director have been sentenced today for safety breaches, after a worker suffered life changing injuries following a fall from height. Sheffield Crown Court heard Bullet Scaffolding Limited was appointed to provide edge protection around the roof of an industrial unit at Aldham House Industrial Estate, Wombwell, Barnsley in order for the […]
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Construction company fined after member of public drowned (Fri, 26 May 2017)
A Glasgow based construction company has today been fined after the death of an 83-year old man in Kirkcaldy. Kirkcaldy Sherriff Court heard that in early January 2015 an elderly gentlemen who suffered from a number of age-related illnesses, walked onto the construction site which was closed for the holidays. While on the site operated […]
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Sentence following multiple deaths on excavation site – Norfolk (Thu, 25 May 2017)
Two companies have been fined a total of £700,000 and a director has received a suspended prison sentence following the fatal crushing of four workers at an excavation site in Norfolk. The Court at the Old Bailey heard that on 21 January 2011 the men were constructing a large steel structure as part of the […]
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