Health and Safety Executive press releases 2015
- 12/05/15: Bedford company fined after teenage trainee engineer lost his life
Grundfos Pumps Limited, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford, pleaded guilty to safety failings after a trainee design engineer lost his life.
- 12/05/15: NHS Foundation Trust fined for after worker suffered serious burns
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KGH), has been fined after an employee received serious burns whilst stripping down a steam boiler.
- 11/05/15: Steel firm fined over death at foundry
A steel foundry has been sentenced after a South Yorkshire worker was killed when he was struck in the face by a shard from an abrasive disc that exploded from a hand-held grinding machine.
- 08/05/15: Bude Plumber prosecuted for second time in four month
Bude plumber Matthew Congdon (aged 33), of Westby Road, Bude was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for the second time within four months for undertaking gas work while he was not registered with Gas Safe Register.
- 08/05/15: Food company fined £170,000 after worker electrocuted
A fresh produce manufacturing company has been fined £170,000 after a worker was killed after coming into contact with a live 240V electrical cable.
- 07/05/15: Pharmaceutical firm failed to protect worker from hazardous substances
Macfarlan Smith Limited of Wheatfield Road, Edinburgh pleaded guilty to safety failings after an employee was exposed to hazardous substances.
- 07/05/15: Farming family prosecuted after child injured in machinery
Four members of a Derbyshire farming family have been prosecuted for serious safety failings after a three-year-old boy was injured during harvest time.
- 07/05/15: Food firm in court after worker’s hand pulled into machinery
Leading food manufacturer Baxters has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his hand was caught between a conveyor belt and roller.
- 06/05/15: Staffordshire waste firm fined after worker suffered life changing injuries in fall
Waste and recycling services company Veolia ES Staffordshire Ltd (part of Veoila UK group) have been prosecuted after a worker suffered life changing injuries when he fell more than 8 feet from height.
- 06/05/15: Gas safety failings cost man £6,500
Philip Bowden of Daisy Path, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, pleaded guilty to safety failings after employing someone to undertake gas work on his behalf that was not a member of Gas Safe Register.
- 05/05/15: Roofing firm fined after worker suffered life changing injuries
A North Wales roofing company has been prosecuted after a roofer fell from a low roof and suffered life changing injuries.
- 05/05/15: Docks recycling company fined for unsuitable machine guarding
Recycling company, Street Fuel Limited, was fined £5,000 with £893 costs and a victim surcharge of £120 at Medway Magistrates Court after a worker sustained arm injuries whilst working on a baler machine.
- 05/05/15: Liverpool Skip Hire firm fined over fork lift truck injuries
Liverpool firm, Waste Away Skip Hire (Liverpool) Ltd and its Director, Leanne Koo, pleaded guilty to safety failings at South Sefton Magistrates Court on Tuesday 5 May 2015.
- 05/05/15: Dover Man guilty of asbestos removal
Nicholas Flyn (age 50) of Wildred Road, Dover pleaded guilty to four breaches of Asbestos Regulations at Canterbury Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 5 May 2015.
- 01/05/15: Pirelli Tyres sentenced after factory worker’s death
Tyre manufacturer Pirelli has been fined £150,000 after an employee died when he became trapped in an industrial autoclave for more than two hours.
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