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Building company and director sentenced after carrying out unsafe and unnecessary work

A building company and its director have been sentenced today after carrying out unsafe and unnecessary building work. BBS Improvements Limited and sole director Barrie John Henry Birch were sentenced after a joint investigation by Worcestershire Trading Standards Service and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) uncovered a string of health and safety and fraud […]

Company fined after worker seriously injured when repairing machinery

A quarry operator has been fined after an employee had his hand and arm caught in a conveyor belt. Lochmaddy Sherriff Court heard how employees of MacAulay Askernish Limited were undertaking maintenance work on the conveyor belt of a screener unit that was slipping at Askernish Quarry on the Isle of South Uist. One of […]

Two companies fined £500k+ after worker left paralysed after falling through skylight

Two companies have been fined more than half a million pounds after a site worker lost the use of his legs following an incident in London. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Mr Marcel Păduraru, a Romanian construction worker, fell onto and then through a fragile plastic skylight into a basement over three metres below. He […]

Word of mouth training regime led to warehouse worker’s 14 m fall

A logistics management company has been sentenced over the death of an employee who plunged 14m from his material handling vehicle in Northamptonshire. Andrej Grzeszczak was working at Great Bear Distribution’s premises in Desborough when his vehicle was struck by another warehouse operations controller working in the same aisle. Grzeszczak’s vehicle toppled and he fell, […]

South Yorkshire skip hire company fined £30,000 for basic safety breaches

Skip hire and waste processing company, J Edwards Waste Management Ltd was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker was injured trying to clear a blockage in a trommel drum. Sheffield Magistrates court heard how the drum of the trommel machine used for sorting material had become jammed and the worker did not turn […]