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Company fined £24k after scaffolding collapses onto a school

A scaffolding company  has been fined after scaffolding it had erected collapsed onto a neighbouring primary school. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard Swain Scaffolding Limited had erected scaffolding 7m high and 8m long at the gable end of a residential property in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan. On the date of the incident the scaffold collapsed landing […]

Two companies heavily fined after worker crushed during lifting operation

Two companies have been fined following the death of a 37-year-old worker, Andrew Bowes. Preston Crown Court heard how Mr Bowes, a metal fabricator employed by Larkin Eng Services Ltd, died while working at the company’s premises on Meeting Industrial Estate in Barrow in Furness. Larkin Eng Services Ltd had contracted Cumbria Design Scaffold Ltd […]

£80k fine for yarn company after worker suffered severe crush injuries

A West Yorkshire-based company has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered serious injuries whilst working on a spinning machine. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how a worker at Spectrum Yarns Ltd was changing worn aprons on a spinning machine and attempting to retrieve a suction pipe that had fallen back into the machine. […]

£400k fine for company after worker loses leg in explosion

A commercial vehicle dealer has been fined after an agency worker lost his leg from the knee down when an oil drum he was cutting up exploded. Reading Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Rygor Commercials Limited was injured at Unit 13, Hambridge Business Park, Newbury, when he used oxy-acetylene gas cutting equipment to […]