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Custodial sentence for roofing contractor who ignored prohibition notice

A roofing contractor has been sentenced for failing to take adequate precautions to prevent his workers falling from height and for breaching a prohibition notice. Llandudno Magistrates’ Court heard how workers were observed working on the roof of a domestic two-storey house in Wrexham with no edge protection. A prohibition notice was issued preventing further […]

Company fined after heavy safety failings lead to silica dust exposure

A stone masonry company has been sentenced after failing to adequately control employees’ exposure to respirable silica dust, resulting in an employee developing silicosis. Burnley Magistrates’ Court heard how prior to 2017, employees of GO Stonemasonry Limited in Accrington carried out work that resulted in exposure to respirable silica dust. An investigation by the HSE […]

£25k fine after woman crushed to death by roller shutter door

An electrical company has been fined after a woman was fatally crushed by a roller shutter door. Peterborough Magistrates’ Court heard how Heidi Chalkley pressed the button to open the roller-shutter door at Ruth Bagnall Court, Cambridge. She then held onto the grille as it raised and became trapped as it wound around the roller, […]

Two contractors fined after worker dies after fall through fragile roof

Two contractors have been fined after a worker suffered fatal injuries following a fall through a fragile roof during construction work at a factory in Staffordshire. Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how, at the Norton Aluminium foundry site in Norton Canes, a scaffold company employee was fatally injured after falling approximately 11.5 metres through a fragile […]

National Grid fined over £300k after worker killed by crane

An electricity and gas utility company has today been fined after a worker was killed on Winslow Road in East Claydon. Aylesbury Crown Court heard how Paul Marsden, a sub-station crafts person for National Grid Electricity Transmission was to move a delivery crate containing a compressor with the help of a colleague. Mr Marsden was […]