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Luxury yacht building company fined £167,000 after engineer injured

A luxury yacht building company has been fined following an engineer losing consciousness after being struck on the back of the head by a solid metal bracket weighing 147kg. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how the employee of Sunseeker International Limited was working under the hull of an 86-foot yacht adjusting the height of a prop […]

Contractor and scaffolding companies fined after worker fell from height

A contractor and scaffolding company were sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker fell five metres from a roof. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how Jhanade Ryan, a sub-contractor working for Centreco (UK) Ltd, was installing solar panels to the roof of Firth Steels, Brighouse. Mr Ryan suffered life changing injuries. He slipped on the […]

Tired extraction system left workers exposed to hardwood dust

A furniture maker has been sentenced after its employees were exposed to significant quantities of hardwood dust at its workshop in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. Luton Magistrates’ Court was told that Andrena Furniture’s employees were exposed to high levels of the dust, which can cause occupational asthma and nasal cancer, on a daily basis. The Health and […]

Furniture manufacturer fined £6000 for poor risk assessment of asbestos containing materials

A company which manufactures and distributes furniture was fined £6,000 for failing to properly assess the risk from exposure to asbestos containing materials. Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that, during an inspection concerns were raised by a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector about significant damage to what appeared to be asbestos containing materials which were […]

Construction firm and director fined for failure to comply with prohibition notices

D & S Building Solutions Ltd and its director Daniel Schipor have been fined after failing to comply with prohibition notices. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how D & S Solutions Ltd, under the control of its director Daniel Schipor, was issued with two prohibition notices on site. It was found that persons were at serious […]