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£193k fine for company and director for unsafe removal of asbestos

A construction company and its director have been fined after failing to ensure the safe removal of asbestos during demolition work. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how Sherwood Homes Limited was the client responsible for the demolition of Crowton Mill in Northwich. Peter Kiely was a director of the company when the results of an […]

Inadequate training and risk assessments lead to worker being crushed

A Warrington engineering fabrication company has been sentenced after a worker suffered severe crush injuries when a metal frame he was moving toppled from a fork lift truck. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how, the employee of J L Engineering (Rixton) Ltd, together with another worker, was moving a trestle frame using a fork lift truck […]

£750,000 fines after floor layer fatally exposed to toxic substance

A supplier and a flooring company have both been sentenced following the death of a floor layer in London. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that 30-year-old Paul Tilcock was found deceased by the owner of a house in Mitcham, on the bathroom floor. The adhesive used to fix the flooring contained a large amount of toxic substance. […]

£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, […]