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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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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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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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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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Birmingham builders prosecuted by HSE after asbestos failings

July 9, 2013

Two Birmingham-based builders have been successfully prosecuted after they seriously breached health and safety regulations. The two self-employed builders, Mr Harnek Ram and Mr Gulzar Singh, were prosecuted by the HSE after they illegally removed and broke up asbestos panels outside a home in Handsworth, exposing the homeowners and themselves to asbestos. The builders were […]

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Worker could make personal injury claim after concrete manufacturer’s health and safety failings

June 25, 2013

A worker at a concrete factory in Ayrshire, Scotland, could claim personal injury against his former employer after he was seriously hurt in a workplace accident. Mr Christopher Fay worked for Hillhouse Precast Concrete Ltd in Mains Road, Beith, before his accident occurred on 18 January 2010. On the day in question Mr Fay was […]

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