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Southampton company heavily fined after Health and Safety Prosecution over serious injury

August 25, 2013

A Southampton-based company has been heavily fined by the Southampton Magistrates’ Court after a worker was seriously injured in the course of their employment. Mr Joshua Senior, 25, was working for his employer, Pfiefer Rope & Tackle Ltd, at the Rock (UK) adventure centre in Kent on 25 August 2010 when the accident occurred. Mr […]

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Health and Safety Executive cases last week – a round-up

August 12, 2013

In this post we’ll take a look at some cases that have appeared on the Health and Safety Executive’s website in the last week. These case are useful as they give an indication as to how employers can avoid breaching health and safety laws and ending up in court. Illegal gas work left Norfolk homes […]

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Engineering company heavily fined after breaching health and safety laws

August 12, 2013

A Scottish company has been heavily fined by the Livingstone Sheriffs Court after it admitted breaching health and safety laws, leading to serious injury to an employee. Mr Kenneth Hunter, 33, was working for Oil States Kaper Ltd at its site in Bathgate when the accident happened in May 2011. Mr Hunter was working at […]

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Worker could make claim for personal injury after finger severed in accident

July 19, 2013

A worker could make a claim for personal injury after one of his fingers was partially severed by a machine in his workplace, leading to the amputation of the finger. A worker whose finger had to be amputated after an accident at work could be entitled to claim personal injury against his employer after the […]

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Worker could make personal injury claim after he loses three fingers at work

July 17, 2013

A worker could make a claim for personal injury after he had three fingers severed at work at least partly due to his employer’s failure to comply with UK health and safety regulations. A 27-year-old man had three fingers completely severed almost down to the palm of his hand when an accident occurred at work […]

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Three firms heavily fined after flying gas canister kills man

July 9, 2013

Three large firms have been heavily fined after a man was struck and killed by a pressurised gas canister. Three South East firms have been ordered to pay almost £700,000 in fines and costs after a plumber was killed and six other people were seriously injured by dozens of flying gas cylinders. Mr Adam Johnston, […]

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Leeds firm ordered to pay substantial fine after death of worker

July 7, 2013

A Leeds-based firm has been ordered by a court to pay a heavy fine and large costs after a worker died because it failed to properly follow health and safety laws. AETC Ltd, a Leed-based specialist engineering company, was sentenced by the Leeds Crown Court this month after a worker died from serious head injuries. […]

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Dorset contractor fined after health and safety breaches

July 5, 2013

A Dorset-based contractor has been fined by a Magistrates Court after it was exposed that he had failed to adequately monitor health and safety on work sites. Mr Anthony Fry had been contracted to carry out work on a farm in Dorset in 2011. This work included building a single dwelling at the farm and […]

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Worker entitled to make claim against employer after he fell eighteen feet from a platform

June 13, 2013

A South Wales worker could launch a personal injury claim against his employer after he was knocked almost twenty feet from the platform he was standing , suffering serious injuries as a result. A worker could make a claim for personal injury against his employer – an engineering farm – after the fall from height last year. […]

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Bolton recycling firm heavily fined after worker crushed between vehicles

June 12, 2013

A paper manufacturer based in northern England has been heavily fined after one of its workers was seriously injured in an accident. A Bolton-based firm has been heavily fined and ordered to pay substantial costs after the Manchester Crown Court found that it was guilty of seriously breaching health and safety laws, resulting in a […]

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