Lancashire bakery fined after worker suffers serious injuries

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A Lancashire bakery has been fined after a 32-year-old baker was injured at its premises in Barnoldswick. Preston Magistrates’ Court heard how the baker became trapped in a food-mixing machine, breaking both bones in his left arm, resulting in an operation to remove his ring finger. The incident occurred at Liddell’s Bakery on 16 November […]

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Self-employed diver sentenced for falsifying diving medical certificate

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A man, has been sentenced after supplying falsified diving medical certificates to a diving company in 2016. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that Daniel Tennant did not hold a valid medical certificate of fitness to dive. A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation discovered that in 2016 the defendant was in possession of a certificate closely […]

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Company fined and director sentenced after worker falls from height

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The Managing Director of a solar panel company has received a suspended prison sentence and the company has been fined. Gloucester Crown Court heard how a worker suffered serious injuries after falling through a fragile rooflight at a farm in Kemble. The worker suffered fractures to the skull and pelvis because of this incident. An […]

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Manufacturing company fined after worker suffers life-changing injuries

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A manufacturing company has been fined after a worker’s hands got trapped in a 25 tonne press. Taunton Deane Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Seed Developments Limited suffered crush injuries to both hands after she was pushed under the press head of the machine. The injuries were so severe the employee had to […]

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Company fined after worker suffers crush injuries

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A plastic and paper manufacturing company has been fined after a worker suffered crush injuries from trapping his hand in an unguarded printing machine. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Euro Packaging UK Limited was injured at the company’s site in Yardley, when his hand was drawn into the print rollers while he […]

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust pleads guilty following HSE prosecution

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Before Oxford Magistrates’ Court, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust today pleaded guilty to a charge under Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974. This follows the death of 45-year-old Teresa Colvin at Woodhaven Adult Mental Health Hospital, Southampton on 22 April 2012. This prosecution has been brought by the […]

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Company fined after worker suffers hand injuries

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A Runcorn based cardboard tube manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s finger was amputated while operating a core cutting machine at Whitehouse Industrial Estate, Runcorn. JFB Cores Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive following the incident on 3 November 2015. At the time of the incident the employee had been operating […]

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European Air Quality Index: current air quality information at your finger tips

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A new European Air Quality Index, launched today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission, allows users to check the current air quality across Europe’s cities and regions. The Index is accompanied by new country fact sheets that provide updated air quality information for EEA member countries.

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