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COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKERS SUFFER BURN INJURIES

COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKERS SUFFER BURN INJURIES

An industrial roof and cladding company has been fined after failing to protect its self-employed workers from the risk of a cable strike explosion or electrocution whilst carrying out repairs at...
COMPANY DIRECTOR ALLOWED ‘SERIOUS UNSAFE CONDITIONS TO PREVAIL’

COMPANY DIRECTOR ALLOWED 'UNSAFE CONDITIONS TO PREVAIL’

The director of a waste transfer company was found guilty and banned from being a company director after knowingly exposing employees to serious unsafe working conditions. Preston Crown Court...
ROOFER SENTENCED AFTER DANGEROUS CARBON MONOXIDE RELEASE

ROOFER SENTENCED AFTER DANGEROUS CARBON MONOXIDE RELEASE

A self-employed roofer has been sentenced after leaving a gas appliance flue in an immediately dangerous condition when he removed a chimney stack from a property in March 2019. Truro Crown Court...
Charity fined after care home resident dies in fall

CHARITY FINED AFTER CARE HOME RESIDENT’S FATAL FALL

Nazareth Care Charitable Trust, a registered charity, has been fined after an elderly resident of one of its care homes was fatally injured when she fell down a set of stairs. Edinburgh Sheriff...
UNIVERSITY FINED AFTER RESEARCH WORKERS EXPOSED TO HEALTH RISK

UNIVERSITY FINED AFTER RESEARCH WORKERS EXPOSED TO HEALTH RISK

The University of Edinburgh has been fined for its failings which led to animal research workers, who were already sensitised to laboratory animal allergens (LAA), being at risk of suffering from...
Increase in construction injuries and fall in prosecutions raises concerns, says Unite

INCREASE IN CONSTRUCTION INJURIES RAISES CONCERNS, SAYS UNITE

Unite, the UK’s construction union, has warned that new figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of a rise in construction injuries and a fall in prosecutions is a ‘dangerous...
HSE RELEASES ANNUAL INJURY AND ILL-HEALTH STATISTICS FOR GREAT BRITAIN

HSE RELEASES ANNUAL INJURY AND ILL-HEALTH STATISTICS

The number of injuries and incidents of ill-health in workplaces across Great Britain is still too high, new statistics show. The annual report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) includes...
FERRY OPERATOR PROSECUTED AFTER MOVING VEHICLE INCIDENT

FERRY OPERATOR PROSECUTED AFTER MOVING VEHICLE INCIDENT

A ferry operator has been prosecuted after an employee sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a van being reversed out of a docked vessel. On 17 September 2017 George Ball, a pontoon...
Company Prosecuted After Worker’s Leg Crushed by Machinery

Company Prosecuted After Worker’s Leg Crushed by Machinery

A packaging manufacturing company was sentenced after a worker was injured by an automated transfer vehicle. Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard that on 5 September 2017, the employee of Saica...
Chemical Company Fined After Employee Falls from Height

Chemical Company Fined After Employee Falls from Height

Vertellus Specialties UK Limited has been fined after an employee fell 2m from a ladder and suffered a serious elbow injury. Carlisle Magistrates’ Court heard that on 6 June 2018, at the...

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