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GAS FITTER JAILED ILLEGAL GAS WORK

GAS FITTER JAILED FOR ILLEGAL WORK

A self-employed gas fitter has been jailed after working on gas appliances while unregistered. Manchester Crown Court heard that in November 2014, Mr Richard Goldthorpe was served a Prohibition...
FLYBE FINED FOR UNSAFE PASSENGER LIFT

FLYBE FINED FOR UNSAFE PASSENGER LIFT

International airline Flybe Ltd has been sentenced after an investigation into a worker falling into a lift shaft at Exeter Airport uncovered health and safety failings. Exeter Magistrates’...
TESCO FINED £700K AFTER PENSIONER BREAKS HIP

TESCO FINED £700K AFTER PENSIONER BREAKS HIP

Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket chain, has landed a fine in excess of £700,000 after a 91-year-old pensioner slipped at its Hemel Hempstead store and broke his hip. On Monday 6...
COMPANY FINED AFTER VEHICLE STRUCK AN OVERHEAD POWER CABLE

COMPANY FINED AFTER VEHICLE STRUCK AN OVERHEAD POWER CABLE

Fairhurst Stone Merchants Ltd has been fined for safety breaches after a vehicle made contact with an uninsulated overhead electric power line. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that on 25...
COACH COMPANY SENTENCED AFTER FATAL INCIDENT

COACH COMPANY SENTENCED AFTER FATAL INCIDENT

A Lancashire man was sentenced after a father-of-three was fatally crushed while working underneath a double decker bus. Crewe Magistrates’ Court heard how on 14 June 2017, Wayne Lannon, a...
COMPANY SENTENCED FOLLOWING SERIOUS INCIDENT IN SEWER

COMPANY SENTENCED FOLLOWING SERIOUS INCIDENT IN SEWER

A water and wastewater company has been fined following an incident in which three workers were carried along a sewer following the collapse of a 150-year-old sewer gate. On 29 August 2017, three...
BIOSERVICES COMPANY FINED FOR BIOLOGICAL AGENT BREACH

BIOSERVICES COMPANY FINED FOR BIOLOGICAL AGENT BREACH

A bio-sciences company has been sentenced for being in possession of high hazard infectious biological material without a licence. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that in September...
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...
EGG PRODUCTION COMPANY FINED AFTER FORKLIFT INCIDENT

EGG PRODUCTION COMPANY FINED AFTER FORKLIFT INCIDENT

A Chorley company has been fined after a forklift truck (FLT) overturned on a slope trapping the driver. On 1 December 2018 an employee of Staveley’s Eggs Ltd had been driving the FLT at...
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...

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