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Failure to identify vehicle risk resulted in broken leg

By Sylwia Wolska | July 12, 2021

A facility services company operating at Winchester prison has been fined following an incident in which a worker suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a forklift truck (FLT). The Gov Facility Services Limited employee was injured whilst carrying out inspections of drain covers adjacent to a workshop, on 23 May 2019. He…

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Fine after workers exposed to asbestos

By Sylwia Wolska | July 12, 2021

Power Link Machines (UK) Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after the HSE was informed the company was using gaskets within its generator sets that contained asbestos. Analysis by the HSE’s Science Division confirmed the gaskets contained asbestos. The company was served with a Prohibition Notice on 26 March 2018 requiring them to stop…

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Manufacturer fined after worker has arm amputated following entanglement in machine

By Sylwia Wolska | July 12, 2021

An agricultural machines manufacturer has been fined for safety breaches, after a 68-year-old worker suffered life threatening injuries when he became entangled on a manual lathe. The worker became entangled on either the rotating workpiece or the chuck as it rotated, York Magistrates’ Court heard. He sustained extensive injuries including a punctured lung, broken neck,…

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Company fined after apprentices suffer chemical burns

By Sylwia Wolska | July 12, 2021

A car dealership has been fined after two apprentices suffered chemical burns. Two apprentices were working at Mercedes-Benz of Northampton in Riverside Business Park, cleaning the vehicle ramps in the workshop using a chemical from an unlabelled barrel, Leicestershire Magistrates’ Court heard. The chemical caused burns to their hands and arms, which resulted in both…

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£1.8m fine for British Airways PLC after employee sustained serious crush injuries

By Sylwia Wolska | July 12, 2021

British Airways Plc has been fined following a vehicle collision at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport. Southwark Crown Court heard that on 16 March 2018, an employee was struck by a tug pulling a train of dollies (vehicles used to transport baggage around the airport). She was knocked under another passing tug with dollies loaded…

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Haulage boss and lorry driver jailed over faulty brake deaths

By Sylwia Wolska | July 12, 2021

A transport boss has been jailed for 15 years and a driver sentenced to six years after two men died when their car was hit by a 30-tonne HGV with faulty brakes. Michael Holgate was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter after one of his lorries lost control and smashed through the central barrier of a motorway, hitting another…

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High school fined over child’s locker death

By Sylwia Wolska | July 12, 2021

A secondary school in Chelmsford has been fined £16,700 and ordered to pay costs of £12,000 following an accident that saw an unsecured locker unit fall and fatally injure a young boy. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that on 23 May 2019, nine-year-old Leo Latifi had been attending an after-school swimming lesson at the sports centre of…

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£600k fine following death of young forklift driver

By Sylwia Wolska | June 21, 2021

A PAPER recycling company has been fined £600,000 following the death of a 20-year-old agency worker who suffered fatal crush injuries at a plant in Crayford, London Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that on 9 October 2018, agency worker Jamie Wright was driving a forklift truck at Restore Datashred Ltd’s plant when it overturned. He was…

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Worker trapped when excavation collapses

By Sylwia Wolska | June 21, 2021

HARTLANDS BUILDERS Limited has been fined for safety breaches after a ground worker was trapped having entered a two-metre-deep excavation Bridlington Magistrates’ Court heard that on 26 June 2019, the company was undertaking groundworks at West Farm Stone, Creek Sunk Island, East Riding. The worker had entered an excavation in order to measure the depth…

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