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COMPANIES FINED AFTER CHEMICAL FIRE

Posted on 08/02/11 in News, No Comments

Two companies have been fined after a chemical fire in Crewe where it took more than 100 fire fighters to extinguish the blaze at the Gateway industrial estate in June 2007. The fire was caused by an explosion in an aerosol-shredding unit made by Lancashire firm, Pakawaste. Chester Crown Court, heard that a 200m exclusion [...]

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FIRM FINED AFTER WORK FELL FROM PLATFORM

Posted on 08/01/11 in News, No Comments

A Somerset firm has been fined after a man fell three metres from a platform causing him to break his back, arm and ribs whilst helping to renovate his employer’s property. Taunton Magistrates Court heard he was working on a gable end wall when he fell from a ‘trestle work’ platform with inadequate safety measures. [...]

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LEICESTERSHIRE COMPANY FINED £16,000 AFTER WORKERS ARM SEVERED

Posted on 07/29/11 in News, No Comments

A manufacturing firm in Leicestershire has been fined after a workers arm was severed whilst carrying out repairs to machinery. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted London Concrete Ltd after a manager accidentally turned on the machine, an auger – a large corkscrew-like machine which moves dry materials from one level to another – [...]

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CUMBRIA PACKAGING FIRM FINED £90,000 FOLLOWING ACCIDENT

Posted on 07/28/11 in News, No Comments

Innovia Films Ltd, a packaging firm in Cumbria has been fined £90,000 after two workers were engulfed by a fireball at a factory. The workers were about to clean debris from a damaged fuse box when a ball of fire shot out, setting their clothes alight. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted the firm [...]

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COMPANY FINED AFTER FORKLIFT TRUCK ACCIDENT

Posted on 06/06/11 in News, No Comments

It was reported in Hazards Magazine that car components factory Calsonic Kansei were fined £400,000 and £44,790 in costs following an accident involving a Mr Darren Small aged 35.  Mr Small sadly died after a forklift truck struck him. Employers are under a duty to ensure that workers are safe and there should be designated [...]

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National Recognition for WE Solicitors

Posted on 06/01/11 in News, No Comments

WE Solicitors has met the strict criteria set out by APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) to gain corporate accreditation status. The firm can now display the APIL logo as a mark of its expertise and dedication to finding justice for people injured through no fault of their own. Steven Evans, Managing Partner who has [...]

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COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKER INJURED IN FORKLIFT ACCIDENT

Posted on 05/31/11 in News, No Comments

Metaltech Precision Ltd, has been fined after a workers suffered serious injuries when a forklift truck tipped over trapping his leg. Mark Connett, 36, from Crewkerne, was wasinjured when the forklift tipped and the load landed on Mr Connett, fracturing the knee and ankle on his left leg. The breaks were so bad his knee [...]

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PROPERTY DEVELOPER PROSECUTED OVER TRAFFORD MANSION

Posted on 05/30/11 in News, No Comments

A property developer has been ordered to stop work three times over safety fears at a construction site in Greater Manchester. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) first issued Prestige Homes Construction Company Ltd with a Prohibition Notice on 7 May 2008, following a routine inspection where inspectors found the site to be unsafe, with [...]

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FIRM SENTENCED FOLLOWING COLLAPSE CINEMA

Posted on 05/27/11 in News, No Comments

A Liverpool firm has been sentenced after a isused cinema collapsed in Thornton Cleveleys. Gaskells Demolition Services Ltd of Bootle was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after part of the Orion building fell onto the A587 during rush hour on Thursday 17 June 2010, fortunately no one was injured however a car [...]

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SCAFFOLDER FINED FOR UNSAFE WORK PRACTICES

Posted on 05/26/11 in News, No Comments

A scaffolder from Hastings has been fined after he failed to wear a harness whilst working on a four-storey scaffold endangering himself and others. Gareth Roser was contracted to Giant Scaffolding Ltd when seen working without a harness by a passing Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector when he was approximately eight metres in the [...]

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