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Scaffolding company sentenced after worker sustained life changing injuries

A scaffolding company from Poole in Dorset has been sentenced after a worker sustained serious, life changing injuries having fallen five metres through a skylight whilst at work. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how 49 year-old Paul Norris, was working for Solar Scaffold Services Limited to erect the scaffolding. Solar Scaffold Services Limited were contracted to […]

Council fined after worker suffers serious injuries to right arm

Darlington Borough Council has been sentenced after a self-employed labourer was injured when a pack of roof trusses fell on him.  Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court heard how a self-employed labourer was working for two self-employed bricklayers sub-contracted to Darlington Borough Council. He was walking past the front of the building plot at Allington Way, Darlington, […]

Quarry operator sentenced after worker severely injured

A quarry operator has been fined after they failed to keep fixed guards in place on moving machinery, causing serious injuries to an employee’s arm.   Telford Magistrates’ Court heard how a new employee of Tudor Griffiths Limited was injured on his first day working at the quarry. His arm got caught and dragged into the […]

Two companies fined nearly £2m after death of 5 year old in damaged lift

Two companies have been sentenced following the death of a five-year-old girl who became trapped while using a lift at her home in Weymouth. Bournemouth Crown Court heard how Alexys Brown’s family moved into the property in 2009 of which Synergy Housing Limited, as part of the Aster Group, became the owner. The property had […]

£300k fine for NHS Trust after two employees stabbed

NHS Oxleas Foundation Trust has today been fined £300,000 after two nurses suffered life-changing injuries when they were repeatedly stabbed by a service user. The Old Bailey heard how a health care assistant, Francis Barrett was preparing toasted sandwiches for the staff and some of the patients in the kitchen on the Burgess Ward of […]