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MOT centre sentenced after worker fatally injured in oil drum explosion

By Sylwia Wolska | May 5, 2021

An MOT centre has been sentenced after oil drums supplied by them exploded and killed an agricultural engineer. Christopher Chatfield, an experienced agricultural engineer, was making metal pheasant feeders for the local game shoot at Puddock Down Warboys, Cambridgeshire. This involved converting empty 200 litre oil containers by cutting open the lids using a plasma…

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Worker hit by five-tonne clamp truck in ‘wholly avoidable incident’

By Sylwia Wolska | May 5, 2021

One of the core terminals of Peel Ports London Medway, Port of Sheerness Limited, has been fined following an incident where an employee was seriously injured by a clamp truck. An employee was hit by a five-tonne clamp truck in a paper reel shed on the Sheerness Port on 28 October 2018. The employee sustained…

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Network Rail fined nearly £700,000 after serious fire accident

By Sylwia Wolska | May 5, 2021

Network Rail has been fined £696,666 after pleading guilty to an offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, for failing to protect the safety of staff following an incident at Godinton substation in Kent at the end of 2018. A Network Rail employee was seriously injured with third degree and mixed depth…

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Two construction companies fined after worker seriously injured in excavation collapse

By Sylwia Wolska | May 5, 2021

Auberne Homes Limited and groundworks contractor W & E Lammie have been fined after an employee of W & E Lammie was crushed and severely injured during an excavation collapse.   Ayr Sherriff Court heard that, on 20 February 2018, employees of W & E Lammie were carrying out drainage works within an excavation at…

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Company and director prosecuted for persistent poor safety standards

By Sylwia Wolska | May 5, 2021

A buy to let property developer and company director have been fined for poor health and safety standards on a construction site in Cardiff. JNR Developers Limited had consistently performed below required health and safety standards over a period of 10 years, despite interventions from the HSE and enforcement action to remedy poor practice. HSE…

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HSE Noise exposure calculator updated

By Sylwia Wolska | April 27, 2021

HSE’s Noise exposure calculator helps you to estimate and record workers’ exposures to noise and compare them with the exposure action and limit values in the regulations as part of a noise risk assessment.them with the exposure action and limit values in the regulations as part of a noise risk assessment. It combines the previous…

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Plumbing supply company and contractor fined after building collapse

By Sylwia Wolska | April 27, 2021

A plumbing supply company and its building contractor have been fined after unsafe construction work took place at the company premises. Northwest Plumbing Supplier Limited and contractor Daniel Georghiou, carried out construction work on their retail building without measures to adequately plan, manage and monitor the work, including protecting members of the public and operatives…

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£200k fine for demolition firm after worker sustained life changing injuries

By Sylwia Wolska | April 27, 2021

A demolition company has been fined after the operator of an articulated boom type cherry picker became trapped between the vehicle platform rail and the roof of an industrial shed. A worker contracted by Bradley Demolition Ltd was accessing the underside of the roof in Bredbury to remove asbestos sheets and was trapped by his…

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Construction firm fined after worker suffers multiple serious injuries

By Sylwia Wolska | April 27, 2021

A specialist construction company has been fined after a worker was injured when a number of wooden floor panels fell on him at an industrial unit. A steelworker employed by Mr Mezzanine Limited was working beneath a partially constructed mezzanine floor when several panels, each weighing 38 kg, fell from the edge on to him,…

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