Oldham building contractor in court over fall from height risk

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An Oldham based building firm has been fined for exposing its workers to dangerous work at height. An Inspector from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued an immediate Prohibition Notice ordering Select Quality Homes Ltd to stop work at a site at Newmarket Road, Ashton under Lyne until workers had protection against falling from […]

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OSHA, Allied Construction Industries renew partnership to train, protect nearly 30K Ohio construction workers

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Feb. 23, 2017 OSHA, Allied Construction Industries renew partnershipto train, protect nearly 30K Ohio construction workers Participants: U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Admi

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London construction firm fined after workers injured

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Leyland SDM (LSDM) Limited has been fined after four workers fell more than three and a half metres whilst carrying a ventilation unit. Westminster Magistrates Court heard how LSDM had been in the process of redeveloping a warehouse in Wembley. However, when four workers tried to move a ventilation unit into position, the working platform […]

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Estate agents fined after member of the public fell down a well

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Wiltshire based estate agents have been fined after a member of the public they were showing round a property fell 30ft down a well. Swindon Magistrates Court heard how, during an open house viewing the prospective buyer stepped onto a wooden board which was covering a well. The board gave way and she fell 30ft […]

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Care worker imprisoned after the death of service user

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Nikki Deaney, a former care worker at Springwood Day Centre, has been sentenced after the death of service user Majid Akhtar. Nottingham Crown Court heard how a group of service users from the day centre, including Majid, had been on a trip to Kings Mill Reservoir. Ms Deaney, who at the time was supposed to […]

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National furniture company fined £1m for safety failings

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DFS Trading Limited has been fined after safety failings which led to serious neck and head injuries of a worker. Derby Magistrates’ Court heard that on 02 July 2015 the worker was unloading wooden furniture frames at one of their upholstery sites, when he was struck by an unsecured furniture arm which fell from an […]

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Self-employed haulage contractor killed by reversing lorry

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A Swinton transport company and a director were in court today following the death of an HGV company owner at their Sandywood Industrial Estate. Daniel Adams, 63, of Farnworth, rented a unit on the industrial estate owned by Alec Sharples Farm Supplies and Transport Limited where the fatal incident occurred on the 7 May 2014. […]

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Container terminal in court after worker injured

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London Container Terminal (Tilbury) Limited (LCT) has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when the ‘straddle’ carrier he was driving overturned at Tilbury Docks in November 2014. Basildon Crown Court heard that on 16 November 2014 a worker inadvertently drove his straddle carrier into a large excavation at the docks.The court was told […]

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