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East Kilbride firm sentenced after worker hit by chainsaw

Enviroclean (Scotland) Ltd has been fined £7,000 for safety failings after a worker was injured when a chainsaw hit him on the leg as he slipped while felling trees. The HSE investigation which followed showed that the worker was not wearing adequate PPE nor was he competent to operate the chainsaw. Hugh Dorricot, then aged […]
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Slug and Lettuce fined after toddler falls into basement

A national pub chain has been sentenced after a two-year-old girl fell six feet through a staircase balustrade and into a basement below at the Slug and Lettuce in Hanover Street, London, in October 2012. The company appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court following an investigation by Westminster Council which found that the gap in the […]
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Boss cleared of manslaughter 12 years after fatality

Simon Bromley, 45, the boss of a worker who was crushed to death in a concrete mixer has been cleared of manslaughter, but found guilty of breaching health and safety regulations. Sentencing relating to those breaches has been adjourned, however Mr Bromley was jailed for three years for drugs charges. Mr Bromley claimed that he […]
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Security firm sentenced following engineer’s fall

An Essex security firm has been fined £6,000 after a maintenance engineer broke his elbow when he fell more than three metres through fragile ceiling tiles at a site in Dunton, Essex. HSE said that the company failed to carry out adequate risk assessment and failed to implement measures to prevent falls. The engineer, who […]
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Stage manager left a paraplegic after theatre fall

A West End theatre pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety laws on 8 October after a stage manager fell three metres through an unprotected opening above the stage and suffered serious spinal injuries. The 36-year-old from Australia was left a paraplegic and will not be able to return to her chosen career because of […]
Common Workplace Hazards

Recycling firm sentenced after worker loses arm

Kilmarnock Sheriff Court heard the case of an Ayrshire waste recycling firm, prosecuted after an agency worker severed his left arm at the shoulder while clearing a conveyor belt blockage, in February 2008. HSE said that the incident was entirely preventable. Steven Dawson, then aged 28, was working as a line supervisor separating paper and […]
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Keighley company failed to protect workers from excessive noise

A West Yorkshire firm specialising in foam and feather furnishings has been fined £15,000 after failing to protect its workforce from excessive noise levels made by production machinery. An investigation showed that the company had not made a suitable assessment of the noise levels in the factory between 2006 and 2013. It was heard on […]
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BAM Nuttall: heavy fine after worker is crushed

BAM Nuttall Ltd has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety law, following an incident in which a steel and concrete beam toppled off a railway wagon crushing a worker. The worker suffered severe injuries and had to have one leg amputated. Southwark Crown Court heard on 30 September that the incident occurred during the […]
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£13,000 fine for company after worker loses fingertip

A West Midlands fabrications company has been sentenced in court following an “entirely preventable” incident in December 2013, when an employee lost the tip of his finger in an unguarded drill. Black Country Magistrates’ Court heard that the 32-year-old man, from Dudley, was drilling holes into metal components at H&H Alloy Sales Ltd when the […]
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