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Falkirk company fined £176,000 after employee killed due to safety failings

A company which manufactures freshly prepared meals was fined £176,000 when an employee was killed after being struck by empty food trays. Falkirk Sheriff Court heard that an employee of Bakkavor Foods Limited was assisting in the task of unloading and moving empty food trays. The trays the fork lift truck was carrying made contact […]

Motorist sustains life-changing injuries assisting with retailer’s trapped forklift

A Northern Ireland fertiliser retailer must pay £5,000 after a member of the public sustained life-changing injuries when his leg was trapped between two vehicles. Antrim Crown Court was told that the incident happened because the injured man had stopped to offer his assistance to the retailer whose forklift truck had become trapped during the […]

BUPA fined £3m after death of elderly resident from Legionnaire’s disease

A care provider has been fined following the death of a resident at an Essex nursing home after he contracted Legionnaires’ disease. Kenneth Ibbetson, 86, died three months after moving into Hutton Village Nursing Home, which is operated by BUPA Care Homes (BNH) Ltd. Ipswich Crown Court heard that Mr Ibbetson had moved into the […]

Company fined after admitting safety failures while employing a teenager

An Inverurie company has been fined after a teenage worker was seriously injured. Aberdeen Sherriff Court heard that 17-year-old Michael Paul Mark Mclean was found seriously injured at the premises of Denholm MacNamee Limited. The Inverurie company, which provides support services to the oil, gas and utilities industries, admitted safety failings. An investigation by the […]