Company fined after workers injured in forklift truck crash

By Sylwia Wolska | February 19, 2021

A carpet sample book manufacturer has been fined after two workers were seriously injured in an incident where a forklift truck crashed into an onsite refuse skip. Three workers at Profile Patterns Limited had been emptying waste from plastic bins at their site in Wigan, Manchester Magistrates’ Court was told. They were using a forklift truck…

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Construction company and plastering firm fined after employee falls from height

By Sylwia Wolska | February 19, 2021

Two companies have been fined after a worker sustained serious injuries by falling approximately three metres through a hole cut into a floor during the refurbishment of a property at in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. An employee was working as a dry liner for R&B Plastering Limited, who were contracted on the site to Robert Norman Construction…

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National Grid fined £4m over missing gas network records

By Sylwia Wolska | February 12, 2021

National gas utility company National Grid Gas plc has been fined for failing to ensure its records relating to gas risers in some high-rise multi occupancy building were up to date. Liverpool Crown Court had previously heard that in June 2017 the HSE requested information from gas distribution network (GDN) companies about their management of…

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Construction company and plastering firm fined after employee falls from height

By Sylwia Wolska | February 12, 2021

Two companies have been fined after a worker sustained serious injuries by falling approximately three metres through a hole cut into a floor during the refurbishment of a property at in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. An employee was working as a dry liner for R&B Plastering Limited, who were contracted on the site to Robert Norman Construction…

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Hotel fined £500,000 for fatal fire

By Sylwia Wolska | February 5, 2021

A luxury hotel in Scotland and its night porter have been prosecuted following a huge fire that killed two guests. Cameron House Resort in Loch Lomond was ordered to pay £500,000 while employee Christopher O’Malley was given a community payback order to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work after he placed a plastic bag of ash…

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Company fined after Coventry Skydome scaffolding collapse

By Sylwia Wolska | February 5, 2021

A scaffolding company has been fined after scaffolding collapsed across the entrance to the car park of Coventry Skydome. Scaffolding, which was approximately 13 metres in length and four metres high and had been erected to protect the public from falling debris, had blown down in high winds, Coventry Magistrates’ Court heard. The incident happened…

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Company fined after worker has crushed arm amputated

By Sylwia Wolska | February 5, 2021

Littleborough based company Ken Mills Engineering Ltd has been fined for safety breaches after a 48-year-old worker suffered a life-threatening injury. A 48-year-old worker was repairing a Trojan Haylage Baler at New Hall Farm, Grange Moor, Wakefield when his left arm was trapped and crushed by a hydraulic ram. Leeds Crown Court was told. The…

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Employer sentenced after worker struck by excavator

By Sylwia Wolska | February 5, 2021

A sole trader who operated a construction and demolition waste recycling business has been fined after a worker sustained serious crush injuries when he was struck from behind by a 13.5 tonne excavator. A 50-year-old employee was manually sorting demolition waste in the yard of the waste recycling premises of William Leeson t/a W Leeson…

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Roofing supplies firm and director fined after workers fall from height

By Sylwia Wolska | January 26, 2021

A roofing supplies firm and its director have been fined after two workers fell from a tower scaffold, sustaining serious injuries. Two employees of Rooffabs Direct Ltd had been working with Paul McMahon, the sole director of the company, to install signage at retail premises on Bury New Road, Prestwich. Manchester Magistrates’ Court was told. The employees…

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