Two construction companies fined for fall from roof light

By Sylwia Wolska | August 16, 2019

Two firms have been fined after an employee of a construction company fell through a roof light onto a concrete floor. On 23 January 2018, an employee of Zamperoni F.Iii srl, an Italian construction company, was refurbishing a shed structure at Bifrangi UK, a casting company. The employee was standing on a metal sheeting and…

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Concrete company fined after welder loses four fingers

By Sylwia Wolska | August 16, 2019

A concrete production company has been fined £400,000 after a welder lost four fingers during an unsafe lifting operation. On 27 September 2016, a welder from Hanson Quarry Products Europe Ltd, suffered injuries to his hand at the company’s Kings Cross site. The injury was inflicted when a forklift that was being used to lift…

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Engineering firm pleads guilty for failing to safeguard machine

By Sylwia Wolska | August 16, 2019

An engineering firm has been fined £32,000 after a worker suffered extensive injuries whilst attempting to light burners on mould making machine at a Northampton plant. On 11 April 2018, an RSM Castings Ltd employee leaned into a mould making machine and a pattern plate closed on his head and upper body. Consequently, he suffered…

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No risk assessment for task that burned two workers

By Sylwia Wolska | August 16, 2019

A car and commercial vehicle component manufacturer has been fined £1m after two employees suffered burns whilst cleaning a distillation tank. On 11 July 2017 two employees of Delphi Diesel Systems Limited were burnt when the vapour of a flammable chemical, which was being used to clean the distillation tank part of a component washer,…

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Electric gate firm fined after boy fatally crushed

By Sylwia Wolska | August 16, 2019

An electric gate company has been fined after a six-year-old boy was fatally crushed whilst playing on a sliding gate installed by the company. Leeds Crown Court was told how, on 31 October 2015, the boy was playing with friends on the gate of an underground car park on Leylands Road, Leeds, pushing it open…

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Landlord put public at risk from asbestos

By Sylwia Wolska | July 29, 2019

Powered jet washing of asbestos cement sheets caused spread The proprietor of a set of lock up garages in Wigston, Leicestershire has been sentenced for asbestos related offences in March and April 2016. Leicester Crown Court heard that work carried out by the landlord spread asbestos over a number of domestic gardens after a powered…

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Young worker fell from unprotected edge

By Sylwia Wolska | July 29, 2019

A construction firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after an employee under the age of 18 fell 2.62 metres through a stairway opening at a site in West Butterwick. On 18 May 2018, the operative was working on the first floor of a house being built at a development property on North Street. He…

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Hanson fined £400k after welder lost four fingers during unsafe lift

By Sylwia Wolska | July 26, 2019

A concrete production company has been sentenced after a welder lost four fingers during an unsafe lifting operation. The accident happened at Hanson Quarry Products Europe’s Kings Cross site in London on 27 September 2016 when a large metal gate slipped off the tines of a forklift truck. Southwark Crown Court was told that the…

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Automotive firm fined £1m after explosion injures two workers

By Sylwia Wolska | July 26, 2019

A car and commercial vehicle component manufacturer has been fined £1m for failing to risk-assess its tank cleaning procedure after an explosion at its site in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, left two workers with “significant” burn injuries. Two employees at Delphi Diesel Systems were cleaning a component washer’s distillation tank with a flammable chemical on 11 July…

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