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£24k fine for electrical contractor after residents fell into uncovered floor hatch

An Aberdeen electrical company contracted to rewire and install new heating systems in Aberdeenshire Council properties has today been fined for failing to put in place adequate barriers and physical warning signs around open floor hatches in a residential property. As a consequence of this failure the resident of the property and her brother-in-law fell […]

Large fines after employee received serious burns in electrical fire during demolition

Two companies have been fined after a worker received serious electrical burns during demolition work. Chelmsford Magistrates Court heard how two demolition workers employed by sub-contractor R B Haigh & Sons were removing electrical distribution equipment from a switchgear room at the former Molecular Products site in Thaxted, Essex. Mr Alan Banks had been told […]

£60k fine after care home resident dies in stairway fall

A family-run care home has been sentenced after a resident fell down a set of stairs and later died as a result. A resident at Kinning Park Care Home went missing, Glasgow Sheriff Court was told. After an extensive search of the premises, staff located the resident at the bottom of a set of stairs […]

£57k fine for theme park after worker severed fingers on circular saw

A theme park has been fined £57,000 after an employee severed four fingers and his thumb using a circular saw. The accident happened at Twinlakes in Leicestershire when the maintenance worker was cutting wood. Northampton magistrates heard he had pressed stop when he finished, but caught his hand on the rotating blade.  The Health and Safety […]

West Sussex company fined after worker suffers serious crush injuries

Concrete wall blocks company Thakeham Tiles Ltd has been sentenced after a worker’s hand was crushed in an unguarded machine. Brighton Magistrates’ Court heard how an experienced worker was making concrete screen wall blocks at their site on Rock Road, West Sussex, when his hand became trapped and was crushed by the machine he was […]