Holiday Inn fined after wedding staircase collapse

  The owners and operators of the Holiday Inn Hotel in Hemel Hempstead have been ordered to pay almost £160,000 after the wooden staircase that a wedding party was standing on for a group photograph collapsed beneath them. The incident occurred in 2017 during a wedding that was being held at the Holiday Inn Hotel…

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Company fined after employee sustains serious injuries in fall from height

A manufacturer has been sentenced after an employee suffered serious injuries when he fell from height. A warehouse operative, was gathering artificial tree, plants and flower products from shelf racking, Newcastle Magistrates’ Court was told. The products were stored in boxes, unwrapped on pallets up to four bays high. Access to the racking was gained…

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£160k fine for scaffolding company after crane operator electrocuted

A company has been fined after a worker was fatally electrocuted whilst operating a lorry mounted crane. ASL Access Scaffold Limited employee Martin Tilby was fatally electrocuted when the crane he was operating struck an overhead powerline whilst he was unloading materials in a field at Cowbridge, South Glamorgan, Cardiff Crown Court. The incident happened…

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Construction company fined for employee asbestos exposure

MS Properties (Northern) Ltd have been fined for safety breaches after employees were exposed to asbestos on 22 March 2019 after removing false ceiling tiles during a shop conversion at 309-315 Hessle Road, Hull. Beverley Magistrates’ Court heard that the company had not commissioned a refurbishment asbestos survey prior to the work commencing. Employees removed…

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Company and self-employed contractor fined after worker sufferers life changing injuries

The Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) has successfully led prosecutions against Mr William (Liam) McColgan, a self-employed contractor, and Riverview Farms Limited of Deerpark Road, Newtownstewart. The prosecutions follow construction work at a farm where two workers fell while working at height. Mr McColgan and Riverview Farms Limited earlier pleaded guilty at Dungannon…

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