Health and Safety Executive regional press releases 2017 - West Midlands
- 31/03/17: Engineering company fined after worker crushed
Multi-Stroke Ltd has been fined after a worker’s left hand was crushed, causing him to lose his thumb, index and middle fingers.
- 28/03/17: Construction company fined after worker loses fingers
Coldmac Limited has been fined after one of its workers suffered life changing injuries to his hand which required surgical intervention.
- 24/03/17: Roofing companies fined after worker fell through skylight
Two roofing companies have been fined after a worker fell nine metres through a skylight onto concrete flooring below.
- 23/03/17: Recycling company fined after worker crushed
Arrow Recycling Ltd has been fined after a worker was left fighting for his life after being crushed by about 400kg of cardboard.
- 21/03/17: Electrical appliance company fined after worker’s death
Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited has today been fined after a self-employed contractor fell from a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) and later died from his injuries.
- 20/03/17: Partnership fined following death of long-serving farm manager
A farming partnership has been fined £60,000 following the death of a farm manager in Staffordshire.
- 09/03/17: Paper recycling company fined after worker’s death
Recycle Paper UK Ltd has been fined after a worker was thrown from a fork lift truck and died as a result of the injuries he sustained.
- 08/03/17: £600,000 fine for Council contractor after major burns to employer
Gloucester Crown Court heard the 61-year-old man was working at the site on Eastgate Street on 29 May 2015. While trying to replace the traffic light pole he came into contact with a live underground cable which immediately gave him the electric shock and set him on fire. The man, who was an employee of another company asked by Amey to carry out the work, received burns to his to hands, arms, stomach, face, legs and chest.
- 06/03/17: £300k fine for concrete firm after employee has leg amputated
A producer of concrete blocks has been fined £300,000 after an employee had to have a leg amputated.