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£80k fine for construction company after worker falls through ceiling

A construction company has been fined after an employee fell through a plasterboard ceiling onto a staircase below at a site in Basingstoke. Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Croudace Homes Limited was working in a loft space, when he fell through a plasterboard ceiling onto the staircase below. He sustained a punctured […]

£60k fine for furnace relining company after HAVS and COSHH risks

Furnace relining company, Calderys UK Ltd, has today been sentenced for failing to control exposure to both vibration and silica for its workers. Leeds Crown Court heard the company reported two cases of employees suffering Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and during the subsequent Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation it was found that no measures […]

Scaffolding company fined £50k+ for untrained forklift operator’s injuries

A scaffolding company must pay more than £50,000 after a workman sustained life-changing crush injuries when the forklift truck he was operating overturned, trapping him. The Whiterose Scaffolding employee’s internal injuries were so severe that he now lives with chronic pain and has significant mobility problems. The Leeds-based company, which notes on its website that […]

Huge fines for two companies after workers injured by gas leak fire

A major UK gas distribution company and a Kent based construction company have been fined after a gas main ignited whilst it was being repaired, injuring two workers. Folkestone Magistrates Court heard how Southern Gas Network Plc (SGN) employees were called to a gas escape at Thanet Way in Whitstable, Kent. The gas escape had […]

Steel fabricators fined after employee received multiple fractures

A steel fabricating company has been fined after a worker was injured by steel falling on him. Chelmsford Magistrates Court heard how an employee was struck by a bundle of steels that fell from a fork lift truck whilst they were being moved. As a result, he suffered multiple breaks in his leg. An investigation […]