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Company fined after worker falls and suffers serious injuries

A housing company has been sentenced after an agency worker suffered serious injuries in a ladder fall. Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard that, the worker was carrying out work at height from a ladder, removing beading to an external first floor window on a residential home. The worker fell a distance of three metres, suffering serious […]

Builder fined after contractor sustains serious injuries in a roof collapse

A self-employed builder has been fined after a contractor working for him suffered serious injuries when a single-story roof he was demolishing by hand, collapsed at a construction site in Cobham, Surrey. Brighton Magistrates’ Court heard that, the contractor was standing on the roof of a partially demolished single-story extension of a domestic building undergoing […]

Waste treatment company fined after employee fatally injured

A hazardous waste treatment company has been fined after an employee died when a forklift truck he was driving overturned and crushed him. Manchester Magistrates Court heard how, a worker employed by Lanstar Ltd at Cadishead, Manchester, died because the company had failed to ensure its forklift trucks were being operated safely. An investigation by […]

Foundry sentenced after worker suffers life-changing burns

A foundry has been sentenced for safety breaches after an employee suffered life-changing burns following an eruption of molten slag during a slag tipping procedure. Telford Magistrates’ Court heard how, the slag was being poured into a container at Goodwin Steel Castings in Stoke-on-Trent. The container had been incorrectly stored outside during a period of […]

Company prosecuted after worker injures hand in lathe

A UK manufacturer of brick products, Ibstock Brick Ltd, has been fined for safety breaches after a worker’s hand was entangled and wrapped around the rotating shaft on a lathe. North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard how, a maintenance engineer was in the process of polishing a metal shaft as it rotated in a manual lathe, […]