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Case highlights the dangers of working near power lines

A Melksham construction company has been prosecuted after a crane operator suffered an electric shock when the equipment he was using came into contact with overhead power lines. The worker was resuscitated but now suffers from long term memory loss. Sub-contractor Lee Burge, 38, who lives near Bristol, was using the crane to move sections […]
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Food company fined after worker is scalded

A Hartlepool-based food ingredients company has been fined after an employee was scalded by hot cleaning solution whilst working on an industrial cooking vessel. HSE said that the “painful injury could and should have been avoided”. Elver Alicarte, then 38, from Hartlepool, was attempting to re-attach an end cap to pipework leading from a cooking […]
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McColls newsagents to pay £225k following violent robberies

National newsagents and convenience store Martin McColl Ltd was fined £150,000 after admitting failing to protect staff members following a series of shop robberies in Wirral. This was not the first case of its kind for the newsagents, which was prosecuted in August 2010 after a store manager was assaulted. Liverpool Crown Court heard how […]
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Welsh steel company admits safety failings following crush fatality

A Welsh steel company, CMC UK Ltd, has admitted safety failings relating to the death of warehouse operator Mark Walker, 37, who was killed when he was crushed by a large steel girder in June 2012. The company, based at Ocean Way, Cardiff, entered a guilty plea to the charge at Cardiff Crown Court on […]
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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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