Company fined following death of worker

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A waste management company has today been sentenced after a 56-year-old man was fatally injured in a lorry runaway incident at a hospital in Plymouth. Plymouth Crown Court heard how, on 8 June 2015, at approximately 7am, Lee Jane, an employee of Viridor Waste Management Ltd, was working at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.  Mr Jane had […]

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Contractor fined after worker suffers life changing injuries in a van fire

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Greenseal Insulation Ltd, a company specialising in spray foam insulation services, have today been fined after an inexperienced worker suffered severe burns while attempting to refuel petrol powered equipment. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 11 January 2015, workers were spraying insulation into a ceiling cavity of a retail outlet. The foam spraying equipment was […]

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NHS Trust fined after exposing patients to legionella risk

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Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £300,000 after failing to control the risk to patients from exposure to legionella bacteria in its water systems. Bristol Crown Court heard how, in July 2015, Mr Terence Brooks, a 68-year-old patient at Bath’s Royal United Hospital, died from legionnaires’ disease. Following Mr Brooks’ death, […]

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Company fined after worker falls through roof

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Southern Solar Ltd and Sonya French have today been fined after a worker fell through a fragile barn roof, suffering life-changing injuries. Brighton Crown Court heard how a farmer had contacted Southern Solar Ltd to fit 100 solar panels. The company subcontracted the fitting of the panels to a rope access company, Sky High Rope […]

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Cornwall based tree surgeon sentenced after tree felling incident

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A tree surgeon from Cornwall has been sentenced after a tree that was being worked on, fell into a public area and hit a parked car. Truro Magistrates’ Court heard how Tobias Arthur Robert Smith, trading as Truro Tree Services undertook the tree removal work for a private residence in Truro during March 2017. Chainsaw […]

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Principal contractor fined after worker suffers brain injury in fall from height

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The principal contractor involved in the construction of a dormer extension has today been sentenced for safety breaches after a self-employed worker suffered life threatening injuries. Leeds Crown Court heard how, on 29 October 2015, the operative was working on the roof at the side of the dormer when he fell approximately eight metres on […]

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