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£120k fine for recycling company after safety failings led to worker being crushed to death

A Liverpool recycling company has been sentenced after one of their employees, Paul Andrews, was fatally crushed by falling plastic bales. What happened? Liverpool Crown Court heard how, waste plastic bales had been delivered to Centriforce Products Limited’s site at Derby Road, Liverpool and were stacked as free-standing columns in a yard. During the morning, […]

Insufficient guards and unstable table saws lead to employees’ amputations

A joinery company has been fined after two separate incidents that led to workers’ fingers being amputated. Reading Magistrates’ Court heard how employees of Flory Works Ltd were injured in two separate incidents involving cutting tools. One employee was injured while cutting timber on the blade of an unstable sliding table saw, and suffered amputations […]

No lock off procedure results in life changing crush injuries

A Devon based animal feed manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s hand was brutally crushed in a pellet press, leading to devastating, lifechanging injuries. Exeter Magistrates’ Court heard that 39-year old Ross Standen from South Molton was attempting to unblock a feed pellet press, which had been switched off, when the machine started up […]

£250,000 fine for GLA after wall collapses on man in front of wife and children

The land and property arm of the Greater London Authority has today been fined for serious failings in safety management after an advertising hoarding collapsed onto a man in front of his wife and two children. Southwark Crown Court heard how a family of four were hurrying along a pavement to Catford Station to shelter […]

£144k for recycling company with no safe system of work in place

A recycling company has today been fined after a worker suffered from a back injury after manually moving gantry steps. Preston Crown Court heard how an employee of Suez Recycling and Recovery Limited helped to manually move steps weighing in excess of 950kg at a site in Duckworth Clough, Haslingden, after repair works had taken […]