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Firm fined after child injured at playground

A global supplier of children’s playground equipment has been fined £75,000 after a child suffered serious injuries at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham. Kompan Limited, a UK subsidiary of the Kompan Group of Denmark, was given the fine at Sheffield Crown Court on 7 November after pleading guilty to breaching section 3(1) of […]
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Bakery firm sentenced after worker suffers hand injury

HSE has said that proper safeguards and training could have prevented an incident on a pastry production line, during which an employee suffered serious cuts to his fingers while cleaning a machine. The incident happened at a pastry manufacturing site in Bedford, home to a UK branch of a Swedish farming group, in November 2012. […]
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Companies fined for failing to provide safe machinery

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered serious injuries to his left hand when it was caught in a stone cutting machine. Following the prosecution the injured worker said that he hoped this case served as a reminder to other companies that safety has to be paramount. Swindon Magistrates Court […]
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House builder fined £10k for ignoring safety warnings

A construction firm has been fined after it ignored repeated warnings about safety at a building site for a row of terraced houses in Manchester. HSE said that the case should act as a warning to other firms who will find themselves in court if they fail to take action upon notices issued against them. […]
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Roof contractor prosecuted after employee’s fall

Abbey Roofing Specialists Limited was handed a £9,000 fine plus costs of £1,500 at Laganside Crown Court, Belfast on 12 November after pleading guilty to four breaches of health and safety legislation. The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) brought the case in relation to an incident that took place on 24 June […]
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Worker’s 8ft fall lands principal contractor in court

RHP Merchants and Construction Ltd has been fined £20,000 for safety failings after a labourer broke his right thighbone in a fall from a roof during development work at Beach Cliff, Penarth. Malcolm Milne, 59, from Caldicot, fell approximately 8ft from a single storey roof to the ground when a beam he was standing on […]
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Train driver receives prison sentence for ignoring safety systems

Former First Capital Connect train driver, Scott Walford, has received a three-month suspended prison sentence and been ordered to pay costs of £500, after he ignored warnings and safety systems on the Cambridge to London train he was driving – placing passengers and staff on board in great danger. Following the incident Mr Walford was […]
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Corporate manslaughter: waste firm fined £500K

A South Yorkshire waste firm has been fined £500,000 after being found guilty of corporate manslaughter following the death of an employee in an explosion in January 2011. Father-of-three Michael Winfrey, 42, from Wickersley, suffered fatal head injuries after the door of an autoclave machine he was operating blew out under pressure at Sterecycle’s Rotherham […]
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