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Lack of training and guarding leads to worker being injured by cutting saw

A manufacturing company has been fined after a worker’s hand was caught in machinery. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Contour Showers Ltd, Winsford, was trying to clear a blockage from a metal cutting saw, when the blade cut through the knuckle of his left index finger damaging the tendon and ligament, such […]

Building firm fined £900,000 after fatal wall collapse

A company has been fined £900,000 after the death of an employee who died from head injuries when a wall collapsed on a construction site at Lyme Regis. Bournemouth Crown Court heard how Thomas Telfer was working as a bricklayer employed by Capstone Building Ltd, when he was struck by falling masonry after a retaining […]

Worker suffers crush injuries after jumping into unguarded hopper

An Alness-based company has today been fined after an operative sustained severe injuries after falling 2-3 metres into a compactor chamber and a ram crushed his legs. Tain Sheriff Court heard how an employee was attempting to clear a blockage in a infeed hopper by use of a wooden bar, while the machine was in […]

Leeds takeaway fined £10k after worker burnt by hot oil

A takeaway has been fined £10,000 after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he was burnt by hot oil from a fryer. Yorkshire Fried Chicken, in Beeston, was prosecuted by Leeds City Council’s environmental health team. The worker spent four weeks in a burns unit and needed extensive skin grafts to the left side of […]

Basildon Borough Council prosecuted after wall collapse leaves six-year-old in intensive care

A six-year-old girl was seriously injured when a brick boundary wall, part-owned by Basildon Borough Council, collapsed onto her. A wall, which spanned the back of two houses in Fleetway, Vange, collapsed onto a six-year-old girl during a family barbeque, Basildon Crown Court was told. The girl sustained serious and life-threatening injuries and was placed […]