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£787,500 fine after worker suffers loss of thumb and fingers

By Sylwia Wolska | June 7, 2021

Food manufacturer, Young’s Seafood Limited, has been fined after a worker was trapped by a mixing machine. A 59-year-old worker was creating the mix for fish cakes at the company’s Humberstone Road factory in Grimsby, Grimsby Crown Court was told. At the end of a mix run he went to clear the mix from the…

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Two construction companies fined after worker injured during lifting operation

By Sylwia Wolska | June 7, 2021

Two construction companies have been fined after a worker was seriously injured when a part of an air conditioning plant fell on him while it was being lowered from a roof. Three roofers had been working on Bromley High Street in London, finishing off a large roof refurbishment project, Southwark Crown Court was told. The…

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Company and director sentenced after two workers injured in falls from height

By Sylwia Wolska | June 7, 2021

A facilities and construction management company, along with the director, have been fined after unsuitable scaffolding partially collapsed, injuring two workers. Workers on a six-metre high scaffolding tower were carrying out demolition activities at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Church Place, Bargoed when the platform of the tower partially collapsed, Newport Magistrates’ Court was told.…

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Engineering firm fined after worker suffered multiple injuries

By Sylwia Wolska | June 7, 2021

An engineering company has been sentenced after a 37-year-old worker became entangled and pulled into a CNC lathe. The employee was working on a Hankook CNC lathe setting up a workpiece on a jig which was held in the chuck and on the steady at the company’s site at Lyme Street, Rotherham. As he leaned…

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Construction firm director fined after 17-year-old worker fell from height

By Sylwia Wolska | June 7, 2021

Wayne McKnight (trading as RJE Construction) has been fined for safety breaches after a young worker fell from a mezzanine floor to the ground below. The worker and two others were building the mezzanine floor at a site in Neepsend Lane, Sheffield. The injured person stepped on to a loose board and fell 2.8 metres…

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Beauty business fined £50,000 after customer fell down open trapdoor

By Sylwia Wolska | June 7, 2021

A cosmetics firm has pleaded guilty to serious health and safety offences after a member of the public fell down an open trapdoor. On Sunday 28 October 2018 the customer was shopping at City Queen Cosmetics in Luton when she fell through the unguarded trapdoor and down a staircase. She sustained multiple bruises and lacerations all over her body. Investigators…

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Grenfell fire risk assessor ‘misrepresented’ his qualifications and experience

By Sylwia Wolska | June 7, 2021

  The former firefighter who carried out fire risk assessments (FRAs) on Grenfell Tower between 2010 and 2017 has admitted that he misrepresented his qualifications and experience. At the public inquiry into the June 2017 disaster, Carl Stokes also admitted he had cut and pasted large chunks of text from one FRA to the next.…

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Contractor fined after worker injured during demolition

By Sylwia Wolska | May 24, 2021

A contractor has been fined after an employee was hit by falling debris from a wall that was being demolished in an unsafe manner. Barrowbridge Construction Limited had been contracted to demolish a garage in Clitheroe, Lancashire, Blackpool Magistrates’ Court was told. Three operatives pushed over the remaining part of the external wall of the…

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Worker sustained serious injures falling through an asbestos roof

By Sylwia Wolska | May 24, 2021

A specialist roofing and cladding company has been sentenced after an employee suffered serious injuries when he fell through an asbestos roof whilst undertaking gutter cleaning and roof repairs. DPM Industrial Roofing (UK) Limited (DPM), was engaged by PD Edenhall, to undertake work on the fragile pitched roof on units at its premises in Burslem,…

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