Steel fabricator fined after young construction worker falls from height

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A North Devon-based steel fabricator has been sentenced after a young employee fell through a fragile roof whilst at work. Plymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 23rd August 2017, a 19-year old employed by Mark Dayment, trading as Langaton Steel Fabrications, was on his first day of working on a roof replacement project at a […]

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Company fined after agency worker injured on waste conveyor

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A haulage and waste processing business has been fined after an agency worker’s hand was drawn into an in running nip on a waste sorting conveyor. Telford Magistrates Court heard how, on 27 September 2016, an 18-year-old agency worker was trying to clear a blockage beneath a waste conveyor belt. He reached in with his […]

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Company fined for failing to recognise hand arm vibration risk

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British Airways Avionic Engineering Limited has been fined for failing to assess the risk to workers from hand arm vibration. Cardiff Crown Court heard how people working at the company were exposed to vibration from use of a wet blasting cabinet and vibrating hand tools. It was not until late in 2013 that action was […]

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Companies plead guilty following 2011 refinery explosion

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Before Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court, Valero Energy UK Limited and B & A Contracts Limited today pleaded guilty to charges under Sections 2 (1) and 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974. The charges relate to the deaths of Dennis Riley, Robert Broome, Andrew Jenkins and Julie Jones and major injuries […]

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Building company and director sentenced after carrying out unsafe and unnecessary work

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A building company and its director have been sentenced today after carrying out unsafe and unnecessary building work. BBS Improvements Limited and sole director Barrie John Henry Birch were sentenced after a joint investigation by Worcestershire Trading Standards Service and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) uncovered a string of health and safety and fraud […]

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Brick manufacturer fined after worker seriously injured in machinery incident

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Forterra Building Products Limited has been fined after a worker had his left arm amputated and was left paralysed from the chest down after being drawn into machinery. Burnley Magistrates’ Court heard how on 8 July 2017, Eddie Ely, a chargehand with Forterra Building Products Ltd was working with a group of colleagues to remove […]

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Fine for engineering company following life-changing hand injuries to worker

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An engineering company has been fined after an employee’s little finger and ring finger were amputated at the first knuckle. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard that on 29 January 2018 the employee was working at a site on Holford Way in Birmingham when his gloved hand came into contact with a rotating spindle on a Slack […]

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