Health and Safety Executive press releases 2015
- 28/04/15: Lewisham company in court over worker fall
A Lewisham roofing company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured in a five metre fall from a property in Bromley.
- 28/04/15: Wood firm in court over worker injury
A timber company has been sentenced after a worker sustained significant hand injuries after it came into contact with the moving blade of a cross cut saw in November 2013
- 28/04/15: Roofworker injured at school
Two companies, Marnick Roofing Limited and Interserve Construction limited have been fined a total of £21,000 after a worker was seriously injured falling through an unprotected roof light opening at Mount Charles School in St Austell.
- 28/04/15: Bristol City Council prosecuted after worker thrown from tractor
Bristol City Council has been ordered to pay almost £25,000 for safety failings after a park keeper suffered serious injuries when she was thrown from a tractor as it overturned.
- 27/04/15: Window firm fined after worker’s severe hand injury
A window manufacturing firm was fined £10,000 after a worker was seriously injured while using a chop saw without adequate training.
- 27/04/15: Animal feed firm fined £600,000 over lorry driver’s death
An animal feed company has been fined following the death of a lorry driver who was buried under a mound of soya meal.
- 23/04/15: Fatality at construction site leads to fine
Mark Hammond was fined £12,500 after a 21 year old worker was electrocuted whilst carrying out works in the communication room in a basement on a construction site.
- 22/04/15: Fine for unsafe gas work
Terence Moulton, trading as Terry Moulton Building Services, was fined £800 with £924.32 costs at Birmingham and Solihull Magistrates’ Court after he undertook gas work when not registered.
- 22/04/15: Essex builders sentenced over scaffold fall
A building firm was fined £11,000 with costs of £7729 after a site manager dismantled scaffolding and later fell from it.
- 21/04/15: Firm firmed after worker’s roof fall causes ‘life-threatening’ injuries
Lockheed Martin UK Ampthill Limited was fined £10,000 (and ordered to pay more than £7,300 in costs) after admitting a breach of Work at Height Regulations.
- 21/04/15: Pembrokeshire contractor fined for safety breaches at Wildlife Park
Construction contractor, Richard Lynch (41) was fined £2,000 with £1,002.80 costs at Haverford West Magistrates Court on Tuesday 21 April after he and another worker were injured.
- 21/04/15: Construction client in court after concerns raised over work at height
Mark Hewitt, a construction client from Birmingham, was fined £3000 and ordered to pay £1255.30 in costs at Sandwell Magistrates Court for failing to properly plan or manage construction work.
- 21/04/15: Two firms fined after worker seriously injured
A worker suffered fractures to his back, hip and leg after he was knocked over by a four-tonne piling hammer when it broke free while being lifted into position, a court has heard.
- 20/04/15: Bootle firm fined after man breaks both legs in work incident
Hy-Ten Limited has been fined £13,000 after two tonnes of steel rebar being moved by crane fell onto a worker, breaking both of his legs.
- 17/04/15: Steel firm sentenced over North Yorkshire worker’s death
Father-of-three Robert Ismay, from Thirsk, was delivering two bundles of 7.5-metre-long tubes to Daver Steels Ltd’s premises at Petre Street when the incident happened on 6 December 2012.
- 16/04/15: Teenager’s horrific arm injuries lead to court for Nottinghamshire firm
A Nottinghamshire company has been fined after a 19-year-old employee severed most of his forearm in an unguarded machine.
- 16/04/15: Recycling firm sentenced over worker’s severed hands
A recycling firm in Southampton has been sentenced for serious safety breaches after a worker had both hands severed while cutting metal strips on an industrial baler.
- 16/04/15: Owner of South Devon animal crematorium fined for worker’s death
Paul Hoskin of Christow, Devon, a self-employed agricultural engineer, was asked to repair holes in a cement fibre roof at the crematorium in Newton Abbot on 6 September 2013, when he fell 6.6 metres to the floor where he died.
- 14/04/15: Two firms fined over “life changing” burns to electricity workers
The two men, who both worked for C&F Electrical Services Ltd were permanently disfigured while working at Raytheon Systems Limited’s Glenrothes plant, when a capacitor from the distribution board fell onto a live conductor causing a ‘flashover’ that severely injured the pair.
- 13/04/15: Narrow escape for victims of “incompetent” brothers
Two Sheffield brothers were jailed for safety failures after a building collapse left three injured, up to 20 people temporarily homeless, and nearby properties evacuated.
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