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  • Worker injures hand on lathe

    Published on Monday, July 17th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Agency worker injures hand on lathe firm sentenced Date:13 July 2017 An engineering firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered injuries to his hand. Sheffield Magistrates Court heard that in September 2014 the injured person was employed by The Works agency. He had only been working

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  • Company fined after worker suffers crush injuries

    Published on Monday, July 10th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Date:July 2017 A Lancashire based company Spectral Colours Limited (SCL) has been fined after a worker was crushed under machinery. Manchester Crown Court heard how the 57-year old employee of SCL was cleaning the dispersion mixing machine at the company’s premises in Crawford Street, Manchester on 30 April 2014. The

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  • HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures

    Published on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today released its annual figures for work-related fatalities, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2015. The provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents revealed that 137

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  • Worker fell through a roof

    Published on Monday, June 26th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Roofing company fined after worker fell through a roof Date: 22 June 2017 A London based roofing company has been fined after a 56-year old worker fell through two storeys onto a concrete floor. Southwark Crown Court heard how 56-year old Ali Mucoj, while working for Wessexmoor Ltd, had been

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  • Company fined following work at height fatality

    Published on Monday, June 19th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    A North East based contractor Pyeroy Ltd has been fined due to failings in their work at height rescue planning. Plymouth Magistrates Court heard that on 21 October 2013 Mr Keith Stevens, aged 57, was helping to dismantle temporary roofing at Devonport Naval Base using a mobile elevated work platform

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  • Roofing company fined

    Published on Monday, June 12th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Roofing company fined after safety failings Date:8 June 2017 A roofing company has today been sentenced for safety failings related to working at height. Brighton Magistrates Court heard how numerous concerns were raised by members of the public about work being carried out by G & S Roofing Limited.  The

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  • Engineering company fined after worker crushed

    Published on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Engineering company fined after worker crushed Date: 26 May 2017 Pipework Engineering Services Limited (PESL) has been fined after a worker suffered life changing injuries as a result of a crush incident. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard that on 21 March 2016 the worker was operating a foot pedal saw when

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  • Directors jailed over fall from height

    Published on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Three directors jailed over skylight fall 23 May 2017 Three directors of two companies have been jailed for breaching the Health and Safety at Work (HSW) Act, after a worker died in a fragile roof fall at an Essex warehouse. Image credit: ©iStock/kynny The directors’ companies, Nikolai Valkov’s employer Koseoglu

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  • DHL and JCB both fined after worker struck by overturning trolley and hydraulic rams

    Published on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Two companies have been fined after a worker was seriously injured by a trolley carrying hydraulic rams. Stafford Crown Court heard how an employee of DHL Services Limited (DHL) was auditing in-coming deliveries of equipment in an outside yard at JCB World Headquarters when he was struck from behind by

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  • Food manufacturer fined after workers death

    Published on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Food manufacturer fined after workers death Date: 28 April 2017 A North West food firm has been fined after a worker died when plastic bales fell on top of him. On 4 February 2015, 29 year old father of one Jacek Adamowicz was cleaning a storage yard when a number

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