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Owner of firm prosecuted after customer dies in accident at workplace

December 20, 2013

The owner of a Berkshire car maintenance firm has been heavily fined after a customer was killed in a workplace accident in 2012. Mr Mark Walker, 79, was fined £7,500 by the Crown Court and ordered to pay substantial costs after a customer was killed in a workplace accident at his car maintenance business on […]

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Council heavily fined after worker suffers severe injuries on the job

December 20, 2013

A Scottish local authority has been heavily fined by the Sheriff Court after a worker suffered a severe injury in the course of his employment in January 2011. South Lanarkshire Council was fined £50,000 after one of its workers suffered a serious injury to his abdomen in an accident at work on 13 January 2011. […]

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Lincolnshire firm fined by courts after fall from height

December 12, 2013

A Lincolnshire firm has been fined by the Lincoln Magistrates’ Court and ordered to pay the costs of the prosecution after a worker was seriously injured in a fall at work this year. Timmins Engineering and Construction Limited was fined £4,000 after an unnamed 30-year-old worker suffered a broken back after a fall from height […]

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Roofer prosecuted after grandmother and grandson burnt with bitumen

December 2, 2013

A High Wycombe-based builder has been fined by the Redhill Magistrates’ Court after it was found that health and safety breaches by him had caused or contributed to serious injury to a grandmother and her 21-month-old grandson. Self-employed roofer Mr John Terrell, 50, had been contracted to felt a flat roof and in order to […]

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Chemicals company heavily fined over acid burns at work

December 2, 2013

An international chemical company has been heavily fined after a pipe split at a plant resulted in acid burns to the faces of three workers. Polimeri Europa UK Limited was sentenced on 29 November 2013 after being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive for failing to ensure that it had taken reasonably practicable steps […]

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Recycling company heavily fined after worker killed in accident at work

November 22, 2013

A Redcar-based firm has been heavily fined by the Teeside Crown Court after a worker was killed in an accident at work in 2008. Mr Raymond Burns, 43, was working for UK Wood Recycling Limited when the accident occurred on 19 December 2008. On the day in question Mr Burns was walking between a wood […]

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Demolitions company heavily fined after worker suffers workplace accident

November 22, 2013

A demolitions company has been heavily fined by the courts after a worker was seriously injured by an excavator bucket at work. Mr James Wilson was on his first day working as a labourer at Bloom Plant Limited on 10 January 2011 when he suffered the horrific workplace accident. On the day in question Mr […]

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Road maintenance firm ordered to pay over £200,000 after motorcyclist paralysed

November 20, 2013

A Midlands-based road maintenance firm has been heavily fined after a motorcyclist was seriously injured because of health and safety failings by the company. Mr Glynn Turner, 47, was travelling on the south side of the A12 on his motorcycle when he collided with traffic signs at a road closure on 7 June 2010. As […]

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Surrey firm heavily fined after worker’s legs broken in workplace accident

November 20, 2013

A Surrey-based building materials firm has been heavily fined after a worker broke both his legs in an accident at work. Mr Martyn Powell, 41, worked for Ceme UK Materials Ltd, a building materials firm, when he suffered the workplace accident on 27 June 2012. Mr Powell was engaged in cleaning the metal track used […]

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Car salvage firm heavily fined after worker suffers serious burns

November 5, 2013

A car salvage firm in Wigan has been heavily fined and ordered to pay the costs of the prosecution after a worker was seriously injured in a fire at work. Mr Lee Roberts, 33, worked for Douglas Valley Breakers Ltd as a car mechanic until the accident at work on 22 July 2010. Mr Roberts […]

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