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Heavy fines after landscape gardener seriously injured in fall

Two companies have been fined after a landscape gardener suffered serious injuries following a fall. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 24 July 2013, a team of landscape gardeners were working on a traffic island at the Mayfair Car Park, Park Lane, London, when a member of the team, who was aged 29, stood on […]

£90k fine for exposing workers to HAVS for 10 years

A train refurbishment company has today been sentenced after exposing workers to hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard how Faiveley Transport Tamworth Limited exposed its workers to uncontrolled and unrestrained exposure to vibrating tools from 2005 to 2015 at their Amington site in Tamworth. Company employees used a number of vibrating tools […]

Builders merchant to pay out £37k after worker run over by forklift

A North Hykeham builders merchant was fined £33,000 after a loaded forklift struck an employee who was left with serious leg injuries. MKM Building Supplies (Lincoln) Ltd pleaded guilty at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on February 25 to failing in their duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees. The incident happened in […]

Repair and maintenance company fined after worker falls from height

A repair and maintenance company has been fined after an employee fell from two metres while working on a roof. Barkingside Magistrates’ Court heard how a roofer was working with a colleague to repair a leaky roof in Seaton Avenue, Felixstowe. There was no edge protection around the roof and access to the roof was […]

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 […]