Dashboard tables see lorry firm lose its licence

By Sylwia Wolska | September 8, 2020

A haulage firm has been ordered to cease trading after it was found to have misled the Traffic Commissioner over events leading up to a collision in which a doctor died. S & J Transport was told to close down three years after cyclist Dr Suzanna Bull was killed when she was struck by a lorry in Birmingham. Suzie,…

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Wall collapse led to worker’s fatal fall

By Sylwia Wolska | September 3, 2020

Three construction firms have been fined a total of £256,000 after an employee died during a demolition. David Shayler was struck on the head by a stack of tiles at a site on the Isle of Wight, on 13 October 2016. The 53-year-old was removing roof timbers by hand with a colleague in preparation for a development project. A gable wall…

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Pensioner successfully claims against British Rail

By Sylwia Wolska | September 3, 2020

An ex-railway employee, who developed asbestosis as a result of exposure to asbestos dust while repairing railway carriages, has been awarded damages. The 77-year-old claimant had pulmonary fibrosis and worked at British Rail for six years, between 1956 and 1963, repairing train carriages. He said that during his employment he was regularly exposed to asbestos…

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Worker’s hand amputated in bagel machine

By Sylwia Wolska | September 3, 2020

A bakery has been fined after an employee amputated his right hand on a bagel production line. An employee was able to access the internal parts of the machine as he attempted to clear dough that had become jammed, Luton Magistrates’ Court was told. As the dough was cleared the machine restarted dragging the victim’s…

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£200k fine for maritime firm after employee fractures foot

By Sylwia Wolska | August 26, 2020

A maritime freight and logistics company has been fined after a worker suffered multiple bone fractures to his foot when a forklift truck was driven over it. A worker was injured when a 15-tonne forklift truck drove over his foot during unloading and stacking of steel coils in a shed at premises in Corporation Road,…

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Manufacturer fined after an employee died and another worker seriously injured

By Sylwia Wolska | August 26, 2020

A concrete manufacturer has been sentenced for safety breaches following two separate incidents including the death of an employee and series injuries to a second worker. A number of electrical safety failings were also found. Treanor Pujol Ltd employee Mathew Fulleylove, 30, was operating a mobile saw unit on Line 12 at the factory in…

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Worker sustained significant head injuries in a fall from height

By Sylwia Wolska | August 25, 2020

Building firm fined after self-employed subcontractor sustained multiple fractures and a brain injury following 15-foot fall. Brebner and Williamson Limited has been fined following an incident where John Niven, a self-employed subcontractor, fell 15 feet from a youngman board, which had been used to create a temporary platform. He sustained multiple fractures and a brain…

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Company fined after worker suffers serious crush injuries

By Sylwia Wolska | August 25, 2020

Leeds and Bradford Boiler Co Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker broke his upper arm and suffered crush injuries to his lower arm in a workplace incident. The incident happened on 2 November 2018, when Paul Madarasz was machining a two-tonne metal plate on a vertical borer machine. The metal cover…

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UK ‘Not considering compulsory face coverings in workplaces

By Sylwia Wolska | August 25, 2020

The UK government does not intend to follow France’s decision to make face coverings compulsory in all shared spaces in off ices and factories, health secretary Matt Hancock has said. His comments came after France’s Ministry of Labour announced on Tuesday that face masks would be mandatory from the beginning of September in the workplace, with the exception…

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