Landlord fined following gas concerns at rental property

By Sylwia Wolska | February 19, 2021

A landlord has been sentenced for failing to maintain gas appliances at a rental property in accordance with the law. Between 3 May 2017 and 28 June 2017 HSE inspectors and Gas Safe Register inspected a property at Penlan, Swansea. They found a gas cooker which was not to current standards, a boiler which was…

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£80k fine after worker fell to his death through fragile asbestos roof

By Sylwia Wolska | February 19, 2021

A roofer was fatally injured when he fell six metres whilst working on a replacement roof at a property in Kirkdale, Liverpool. A roofer was completing snagging work on a replacement roof, Liverpool Crown Court was told. The worker had accessed a part of the old roof made of fragile asbestos cement sheets, which gave…

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Company fined after workers injured in forklift truck crash

By Sylwia Wolska | February 19, 2021

A carpet sample book manufacturer has been fined after two workers were seriously injured in an incident where a forklift truck crashed into an onsite refuse skip. Three workers at Profile Patterns Limited had been emptying waste from plastic bins at their site in Wigan, Manchester Magistrates’ Court was told. They were using a forklift truck…

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Construction company and plastering firm fined after employee falls from height

By Sylwia Wolska | February 19, 2021

Two companies have been fined after a worker sustained serious injuries by falling approximately three metres through a hole cut into a floor during the refurbishment of a property at in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. An employee was working as a dry liner for R&B Plastering Limited, who were contracted on the site to Robert Norman Construction…

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National Grid fined £4m over missing gas network records

By Sylwia Wolska | February 12, 2021

National gas utility company National Grid Gas plc has been fined for failing to ensure its records relating to gas risers in some high-rise multi occupancy building were up to date. Liverpool Crown Court had previously heard that in June 2017 the HSE requested information from gas distribution network (GDN) companies about their management of…

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Construction company and plastering firm fined after employee falls from height

By Sylwia Wolska | February 12, 2021

Two companies have been fined after a worker sustained serious injuries by falling approximately three metres through a hole cut into a floor during the refurbishment of a property at in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. An employee was working as a dry liner for R&B Plastering Limited, who were contracted on the site to Robert Norman Construction…

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Hotel fined £500,000 for fatal fire

By Sylwia Wolska | February 5, 2021

A luxury hotel in Scotland and its night porter have been prosecuted following a huge fire that killed two guests. Cameron House Resort in Loch Lomond was ordered to pay £500,000 while employee Christopher O’Malley was given a community payback order to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work after he placed a plastic bag of ash…

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Company fined after Coventry Skydome scaffolding collapse

By Sylwia Wolska | February 5, 2021

A scaffolding company has been fined after scaffolding collapsed across the entrance to the car park of Coventry Skydome. Scaffolding, which was approximately 13 metres in length and four metres high and had been erected to protect the public from falling debris, had blown down in high winds, Coventry Magistrates’ Court heard. The incident happened…

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Company fined after worker has crushed arm amputated

By Sylwia Wolska | February 5, 2021

Littleborough based company Ken Mills Engineering Ltd has been fined for safety breaches after a 48-year-old worker suffered a life-threatening injury. A 48-year-old worker was repairing a Trojan Haylage Baler at New Hall Farm, Grange Moor, Wakefield when his left arm was trapped and crushed by a hydraulic ram. Leeds Crown Court was told. The…

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