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Roofer and scaffolder sentenced following fatal fall from height

A roofer and a scaffolder have been sentenced following a fatal fall from height at a two-storey terraced house on Rosevine Road, Wimbledon. Southwark Crown Court heard that, Philip Drinkwater and Anthony Bradley were working on the roof, which was accessed using a ladder and scaffolding that had been erected by Dean Glen. Later that […]

Broadcast July 2021

Flexible Working Unsurprisingly, there has been a substantial increase in homeworking during the pandemic. In 2010 there were around 3% of workers working from home all the time. That figure had risen to 5% before the impact of the pandemic. However, after that point, the figures then rose rapidly in response to the Government’s guidance […]

Principal contractor fined after worker suffered electrical burns

A vertical farming, glasshouses and energy company has been sentenced after a worker came into contact with an 11kV overhead power line. Beverley Magistrates’ Court heard that, a subcontractor scaffolding worker was unloading some scaffolding poles near power cables in Willerby, Hull, when one of the poles caught the overhead line. He sustained burns to […]

Company fined after worker’s hand severed in roller press

A manufacturer of thermal and acoustic insulation panels has been fined after a worker’s hand was severed in a roller press at their site in Burton-on-Trent. Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court heard that, a worker’s hand got drawn into a roller press used for cutting out panels, along with product he was working on at Crown Industrial […]

Company fined after repeated failures to maintain machinery safeguards

A food manufacturing company has been sentenced after repeated failures to maintain safety devices on its food processing machinery. South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard that on three separate occasions between July 2008 and March 2016, HSE inspectors visiting the premises of Coldconnection Limited found multiple food processing machines that had non-functional or defeated interlock safety […]