Engineering firm sentenced for legionella risk

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An engineering firm has been fined after failing to adequately control the risk of legionella bacteria arising from the use of a tunnel wash associated with a powder coating process.   Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court heard how De-Met Colourcoat Limited employees and contractors were exposed to the risk of legionella bacteria due to the failure of […]

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Employer fined after unsafe work at height

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An employer from Greater Manchester has been fined for exposing workers to dangerous work at height conditions. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that Mr Ahmed Ali had unsafe scaffolding on all three sides of a semi-detached property in Cardigan Drive Bury (missing guard rails, missing boards and unsafe base materials for scaffolding) putting people at risk […]

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Furniture manufacturer fined after multiple safety breaches

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A Manchester based office furniture manufacturer has been fined after putting employees at risk with widespread safety failings. Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard that the company had failed to comply with several Improvement Notices (IN’s), training to use machinery was inadequate and the risk of employees gaining access to the dangerous parts of machines […]

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Printing company fined after worker’s fingers severed

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A printing firm who supply and cut paper and film for the floristry industry has been fined after a worker suffered injuries from accessing an unguarded printing press.  Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how Brown Brothers Group Limited’s employees and contractors had been exposed to risk through operation of the printing press without suitable guarding in […]

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Board of Governors fined after safety failings left pupil injured

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The board of governors at a primary school has been fined after a pupil’s fingers became trapped in a toilet door. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 29 September 2016, the four-year-old pupil, who had been at St Joseph’s RC Primary School for three weeks, was allowed to access the girls’ toilet alone. She was […]

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Company fined following fatality at South Yorkshire site

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A wood waste company was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker was killed when he fell four metres from a walking floor trailer in South Yorkshire while manually un-sheeting the unit. Paul Littlewood died from his injuries following the incident at R Plevin & Sons’ site in Hazlehead. The trailer access to the […]

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