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COMPANY FINED FOLLOWING EMPLOYEES FALL FROM HEIGHT

Posted on 04/08/11 in News, No Comments

Associated Roofing & Maintenance Ltd, Taunton have been fined £4,500 and ordered to pay costs after an employee fell seven metres in an accident. The 37-year-old employee suffered multiple fractures to his back, arms, legs and ribs after falling though a roof whilst carrying out repairs. The HSE investigated the accident and found that the [...]

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COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKERS HAND SEVERED

Posted on 04/08/11 in News, No Comments

Matrix Polymers in Prescot, Merseyside has been fined £3,500 and ordered to pay £3,500 in costs after an employees hand was severed by a factory blender. Gary McKeown, 42, was emptying plastic granules from the mixer when his hand was severed after his hand was caught in rotating parts. In Knowsley magistrates the firm admitted [...]

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MAINTENANCE FIRM SENTENCED AFTER PLUMBER SUFFERS ACID BURNS

Posted on 04/07/11 in News, No Comments

A property maintenance firm, City Response Ltd, of Oldham Broadway Business Park in Chadderton, has been fined £5,000 and £2,965 in prosecution costs after a 52 year old employee suffered acid burns to his face, neck and arm in Heywood. The employee, from Bury, was using a high concentration of sulphuric acid to unblock a [...]

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CHEMICAL COMPANY FINES FOR TOXIC BURNS TO WORKER

Posted on 04/06/11 in News, No Comments

Abacus Chemical Ltd, a chemical company, has been fined £12,000 and £14,000 after pleading guilty when a 58-year-old worker sustained toxic burns to his chest and arms. The employee working in the Ellesmere Port factory was mixing two chemicals together when they exploded causing his injuries. The employee has undergone skin grafts to his chest [...]

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HSE TO INSPECT CONSTRUCTION SITES

Posted on 04/05/11 in News, No Comments

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are inspection construction sites I the UK to try and reduce injury and death rates within the construction sector. All aspects of health and safety will be inspected from whether signs are being correctly displayed to procedures. HSE’s chief inspector said ‘ A lax attitude to health and safety [...]

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BOLTON FIRM FINED AFTER WORKER FELL TO HIS DEATH

Posted on 04/04/11 in News, No Comments

Two companies have been fined a total of £85,000 after a worker fell 50 metres to his death whilst another worker clung on for his life. John Alty and another worker were at the top of the disused chimney repairing the brickwork in Great Lever when the scaffolding they were on collapsed causing John Alty [...]

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ENGINEER COMPANY SENTENCED AFTER WORKER INJURED WITH DRILL

Posted on 04/01/11 in News, No Comments

An engineering firm has been sentenced and fined £4,000 and ordered to pay £3,250 towards the cost of the prosecution after a worker was badly injured when his hand got caught in the chuck, which holds the drill bit in place, while he was drilling holes into a steel plate. Michael O’Brien suffered permanent loss [...]

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STEEL COMPANY FINED DUE TO WORKER WAS CRUSHED DUE TO MACHINERY

Posted on 04/01/11 in News, No Comments

Steel company, Tata Steel Ltd, has been fined £20,000 after a worker was crushed while fixing a packing machine at Corby Steel Works, Northamptonshire. The worker was repairing a broken strapping machine which had brought production on a line at the Weldon Road site to a halt. After completing the repair he proceeded to deal [...]

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COMPANY SENTENCED FOLLOWING WORKERS BROKEN BACK IN FALL

Posted on 03/31/11 in News, No Comments

A construction company has been fined after a worker fell six metres down a lift shaft in Brighton. David Homewood, was delivering a kitchen unit to a new block of luxury flats in Ocean Heights, in Brighton. He was walking backwards carrying a unit with a colleague when he fell down about six meters down [...]

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Roofer risked employees lives

Posted on 10/27/10 in News, No Comments

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)  has prosecuted a roofer after four of his employees were working dangerously on a barn roof. Joseph Jones, 61, was prosecuted by the HSE after an inspection where it was found Mr Jones giving instructions to the men, who were working approximately four metres above the ground, while they [...]

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