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  • Yorkshire compnay fined over £1.8m after two workers injured in fall from height

    Published on Monday, March 25th, 2019 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Food manufacturing company, Karro Foods Ltd, has today been sentenced after two workers suffered serious injuries when they fell over 4 metres through a rooflight. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 13 April 2016, the two workers were investigating a leak from the roof at the Malton site of Karro

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  • Multiple injuries following fall from height

    Published on Monday, March 4th, 2019 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Company fined after worker suffers multiple injuries in fall from height 28th February 2019 1st March 2019 by Natalie Dunn Construction company Rivergate Developments Ltd was sentenced today for safety breaches after worker Nathan Howes fell 2.7 metres through an open stairwell. Leeds Magistrates’ court heard how, on 31 May

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  • Apprentice injured on bending machine

    Published on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Engineering company fined after apprentice injured on bending machine An engineering company has been fined after an apprentice suffered serious hand injuries when he was drawn into machinery. Cannock Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 3 March 2018, the 19-year-old apprentice was forming a piece of sheet metal into a radius

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  • HSE Become a#DustBuster

    Published on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Become a #DustBuster and show your support for our health campaign Our inspectors will be visiting construction sites across Great Britain to see if businesses have measures in place to protect their workers’ lungs from the likes of asbestos, silica and wood dust. We will specifically be looking for evidence

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  • Fall from height worker severely injured

    Published on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Company fined after worker severely injured following fall from height A family-owned and run farming business has today been fined after an employee sustained severe injuries following a fall from height. Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard how, on 29 November 2017, Alan Twatt (Potatoes) Limited asked an employee to install an

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  • Three companies fined after security guard killed

    Published on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Associated British Ports, DFDS Seaways PLC and ICTS (UK) Ltd have today been fined after a security guard was fatally injured when he was struck by an articulated vehicle. Hull Crown Court heard how, on 9 September 2015, a security guard employed at the container terminal at Immingham Docks, approached

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  • Company fined after worker injured during diving incident

    Published on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    A company specialising in underwater civil engineering and commercial diving has been fined following an incident where a working diver was injured. Beverley Magistrates’ Court heard how on 29 August 2017 a Northern Divers (Engineering) Ltd employee’s finger became trapped whilst fitting a cofferdam underwater at Immingham Port, causing the

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  • Director fined £30k after workers narrowly escape roof collapse

    Published on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    A director of a construction firm has been fined £30,000 after three roofers narrowly escaped the partial collapse of a roof. Partial roof collapse of the building in Barnsley Jason Lycett, a director of Brooke Ren, was found guilty of breaching s 37(1) of the Health and Safety at Work

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  • Jail for fake construction skill cards fraudster

    Published on Monday, November 12th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Fraudster jailed for selling fake construction skills cards 9 November 2018 A man who sold counterfeit work-based qualification cards has been jailed for more than three years. Warwickshire City Council Trading Standards brought the prosecution against Andrew Weeks, 53, after he was found producing the fake cards at his printing

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  • London Zoo fined £40k

    Published on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    London Zoo fined £40k for untrained worker’s fall from faulty step ladder 25 October 2018 The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) must pay £40,000 after a keeper fell from a step ladder while cleaning out an aviary at London Zoo. Image credit: © REX/Shutterstock The ladder, which was defective, had

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