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Over £400k in fines for two companies after worker seriously injured in lift shaft

Two companies, Anders Development Limited and J A Ball Limited, have been fined after a worker was found seriously injured in a lift shaft. South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard how Dorin Samson, who was working for Anders Development Limited, had been tasked, along with at least one other worker, to dismantle a lift in the […]

WHSmith to pay £300k+ in fines and costs after customer falls through open trapdoor

WHSmith has been fined after a customer fell almost 3m (9ft 8in) through an open trapdoor on the shop floor, leaving her with serious injuries. The 64-year-old was looking at birthday cards when she fell into the basement after staff opened the door on the trading floor. WHSmith pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches […]

Fine for construction company for failing to report serious incident

A Wiltshire-based construction company has today been fined  after an employee operating a 2.5 tonne dumper drove into a 5-foot-deep excavation. Swindon Magistrates court heard how Mr Judd was undertaking installation of a French drain and soakaway in a church yard along with roofing work. Mr Judd was involved in the excavation of the sump, […]