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Roofing company and its sole Director both sentenced after nephew killed at work

A roofing company and its director have been sentenced for safety breaches after the death of an employee. Southwark Crown Court heard how Daniel Shrimpton was removing flashing from the roof of a two-storey terraced house in Wimbledon. He was found lying unresponsive on the ground soon after beginning work and died later that day […]

Fine for construction company who removed asbestos themselves, without a licence

A construction company has today been fined for serious safety failings with regards to the management of asbestos at a site located at Finchley Road, London. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Protostar Construction Ltd (PCL) commissioned an asbestos survey which identified a significant amount of asbestos at the site and provided detailed instructions on how […]

£60k fine for metal manufacturer after worker injured in vibro-charger machine accident

A metal manufacturer has been fined for safety breaches after a worker got trapped by large machinery. Poole Magistrates Court heard how 37-year-old Darren Rose, an employee of Eurac Poole Limited sustained a double bone fracture of left forearm and internal stomach injuries whilst assisting a colleague in releasing a scrapped casting from a vibro-charger […]

Topshop fined £450k after girl’s skull fractured

The owner of Topshop has been fined £450,000 after a 10-year-old girl was seriously injured by a badly-installed queue barrier in a store. The child suffered a fractured skull when the barrier toppled onto her at the shop in Glasgow’s Silverburn shopping centre. She had been swinging on the barrier, but a court heard it […]