Fine after manufacturing worker’s hand crushed

By Sylwia Wolska | January 16, 2020

A foundry company which casts parts for the automotive industry has been fined after an employee had two fingers amputated while attempting to clear a blockage in a moulding machine. Chesterfield Justice Centre was told that, on 28 February 2018, an employee of William Lee Ltd was attempting to clear a blockage of sand in…

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£150k fine after equipment falls onto worker

By Sylwia Wolska | January 16, 2020

A Co Antrim firm has been fined £150,000 after an employee suffered serious injuries when a heavy piece of equipment weighing approximately 1 tonne landed on him when it was being unloaded. Briggs Equipment UK Ltd pleaded guilty to five breaches of health and safety legislation at Laganside Court, Belfast, after a lorry driver sustained…

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Sir Robert McAlpine fined £260k after fall from height

By Sylwia Wolska | January 16, 2020

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker fell 4.8 metres through an unprotected opening. On 28 April 2016, Mark Smith, aged 36, was working at Stone Gappe Hall, Lothersdale, Keighley, owned by Richard McAlpine, a director of the McAlpine group of companies. Mr Smith was attaching straps to a…

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Fine after manufacturing worker’s hand crushed

By Sylwia Wolska | January 16, 2020

A foundry company which casts parts for the automotive industry has been fined after an employee had two fingers amputated while attempting to clear a blockage in a moulding machine. Chesterfield Justice Centre was told that, on 28 February 2018, an employee of William Lee Ltd was attempting to clear a blockage of sand in…

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Roofing firm fined £28k

By Sylwia Wolska | January 16, 2020

A roofing company has been fined after a worker suffered serious back injuries when he fell from a ladder whilst transporting a bucket full of broken tiles. Folkestone Magistrates’ Court was told that on 2 October 2018, workers from AU Roofing and Building Ltd were working on a roof in Elmes Avenue, Ramsgate, Kent where…

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Contract manager jailed after employee fell to his death

By Sylwia Wolska | January 16, 2020

Mark Francis Bray has been sentenced to two years in prison after one of his employees fell through a fragile roof and sustained severe head injuries and sadly died Mark Francis Bray has been sentenced at Manchester Crown Square Crown Court to two years in prison after pleading guilty to a matter of failing to take…

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Amputation after glove was entangled on rotating drill

By Sylwia Wolska | January 8, 2020

An architectural metalwork company has been fined after an employee suffered a serious hand injury on a pedestal drill. On 21 August 2018, an employee, who was an apprentice, at Viking Engineering (Architectural Metalwork) Ltd, suffered an amputation injury to his right-hand middle finger whilst operating a pedestal drill at the company site in Basford,…

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Restaurant fined £175,000 after oven blew up in chef’s face

By Sylwia Wolska | January 8, 2020

The former bosses of an Indian restaurant in the West Midlands have been handed suspended prison sentences and the company fined £175,000 after a chef suffered serious burns from a dangerous tandoor oven. Sandwell Council prosecuted The Alachi International Restaurant in Cradley Heath after the chef was burned when the oven – which was leaking gas and…

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Worker killed within hours of starting job

By Sylwia Wolska | January 8, 2020

A vehicle recovery and repair company has been sentenced after a new worker suffered fatal crush injuries during maintenance work on the first day of his new job.  On 24 November 2014, Albert Road Recovery and Repair employee John Glenn, 56, was killed when a rigid vehicle fell suddenly from an inadequate axle support prop…

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