Waste recycling company fined after employee fatally injured

By Sylwia Wolska | November 24, 2020

Enva Scotland Limited has been fined following an incident where a 28-year-old employee, Martin Kane, was fatally injured whilst cleaning a mobile shredder. Paisley Sheriff Court heard that on, 28 March 2018, at their Burnbrae Road, Paisley site, two employees were trying to remove waste that was trapped between a heavy magnet and a hopper…

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Building contractor fined for asbestos failings

By Sylwia Wolska | November 24, 2020

A company has been fined for failing to complete the correct asbestos survey at a domestic construction project. Salisbury Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 18 October 2017, there was a gas explosion at a flat at Market Place, Chippenham where construction work had been carried out to develop the property into flats. Following the gas…

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ICC’S owner fined £400,000 after stage boss hit by falling weight

By Sylwia Wolska | November 24, 2020

A conference venue has been fined after an 11.5kg scenery prop hit a stage manager on the head. Birmingham City Council prosecuted the National Exhibition Centre after the incident on 11 January 2019 at the International Convention Centre (ICC), which it owns. A freelance stage manager was struck on the head by a scenery counter-balance weight…

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Cheshire Council fined after child falls from height

By Sylwia Wolska | November 16, 2020

Cheshire West and Chester Council has been fined after a young child fell almost three metres to the floor from a gap in railings, sustaining serious head injuries. Chester Magistrates’ Court heard how on 16 November 2018, a family was visiting Chester City centre to watch the Christmas parade. While standing at a viewing point…

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Building contractor fined following dumper truck incident

By Sylwia Wolska | November 16, 2020

A building contractor has been fined after an employee suffered serious injuries when the forward tipping dumper truck that he was operating rolled over at a construction site in Windermere, Cumbria. S M Dixon Building Contractors Ltd had been working on the renovation of a detached property when the dumper truck, removing rubble over uneven…

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Luton landlord prosecuted after fire in HMO resulted in tenant death

By Sylwia Wolska | November 16, 2020

After a fire in a HMO (house of multiple occupancy) resulted in the death of Mr Evaldas Grisciukas in March 2019, the landlord, Mr Bhagwent Sagoo, has been prosecuted by Luton Town Council. During the hearing, Mr Sagoo pleaded guilty of breaching the fire safety order. The address in question was occupied by seven people…

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£40,000 fine after care home death fall

By Sylwia Wolska | November 16, 2020

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunkeld has been fined for health and safety failings which led to the death of a vulnerable care home resident at a property in Dundee. Dundee Sheriff Court was told that in the early hours of 30 May 2017, a 94-year-old man fell nearly 30 feet from a second floor…

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Construction firm fined after worker was seriously injured

By Sylwia Wolska | November 16, 2020

A construction company has been fined after an employee was struck by the placing boom of a concrete pump, causing serious injuries. Concrete footings were being poured at a site at Ditchling Common, East Sussex, Brighton Magistrates Court was told. Due to the soft ground, vehicles could not get close to the work, so a…

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Scaffold collapse lands contractor with £160,000 fine

By Sylwia Wolska | November 16, 2020

A firm has been fined £160,000 after scaffolding collapsed during an attempted dismantling on a street in Maidenhead, Berkshire. A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector said high winds caused the scaffold to act as ‘a giant sail’ and to topple over into the street. The April 2018 incident happened when a worker – who was not adequately trained,…

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