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Tough new health and safety sentencing guidelines now in force in England and Wales

February 19, 2016

New health and safety guidelines have come into force which could mean that large companies could face fines of £10 million for serious breaches of health and safety law. The new Sentencing Council’s guidelines, published in November 2015, will apply to health and safety, corporate manslaughter, and food and safety hygiene cases, and have come […]

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Luton Airport and subcontractor ordered to pay almost £400,000 after death of pensioner

October 18, 2013

The company which operates Luton Airport has been heavily fined and ordered to pay substantial costs after a pensioner was killed crossing the road at the airport. Mrs Mary Whiting, 78, from Norfolk, was returning from holiday on 16 May 2012 when the accident occurred. She was crossing the road between a terminal building and […]

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Transport firm owner sentenced after death at work

October 17, 2013

The owner of a Lancashire transport firm has been fined and ordered to pay costs of a combined value of £55,000 after one of his employees died in the course of employment. Mr Mark Wintersgill, 25, was working at PPR Transport Services in Lutterworth as a mechanic when the fatal accident occurred on 25 June […]

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Waste recycling firm heavily fined after death of worker in accident at work

September 26, 2013

A Brigend waste recycling firm has been fined and ordered to pay costs amounting to over £300,000 after the death of a worker at its waste site in December 2010. Mr Geraint Eagle was working for his employer, Nolan Recycling Ltd, at the Old Quarry in Pyle when the accident occurred on 2 December 2010. […]

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Health and Safety Executive cases this week – 16.09.2013 to 22.09.2013

September 26, 2013

In this post we’re going to take a look at Health and Safety Executive cases that made the news between 16 September 2013 and 22 September 2013. This includes a pharmaceutical company fined £100,000 after an employee was severely injured by being sprayed with bromide, a Runcorn boat manufacturer who has been heavily fined after […]

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A round-up of personal injury cases in the news this week – 19.08.2013 to 25.08.2013

August 25, 2013

In the first of our series on personal injury stories that have hit the news this week, we take a look at a number of health and safety cases that have hit the headlines since 19 August 2013. This includes a number of Health and Safety Executive prosecutions Pirelli in court over injuries at Carlisle […]

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Food manufacturing company heavily fined after worker suffers injury

August 20, 2013

A Suffolk food manufacturing firm has been heavily fined after a worker suffered serious injuries at work because of health and safety breaches. Mr Attila Czege, 34, was working for Indo European Foods Ltd when the accident happened on 20 September 2012. Mr Czege was working on a production line which was bagging rice when […]

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Mirena IUD Caused Injury? You May Be Eligible for Compensation

August 13, 2013

  Many women today use some form of contraception as a way to plan the size of their families. While most birth control is safe to use, other forms cause women to suffer serious health problems. Bayer Pharmaceutical’s Mirena IUD in particular has proven to be one of the more detrimental forms of birth control […]

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Two major companies to pay over £100,000 after major blazes in Leeds

August 12, 2013

Two major companies were sentenced in late July over a major blaze in Leeds that took place in September 2010. The two companies, Northern Gas Networks Operations Ltd and Morgan Sindall (Infrastructure) plc, were found by the Leeds Crown Court to have neglected basic health and safety procedures when installing gas mains during a construction […]

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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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