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Trailer manufacturing company fined after worker fell from height

Montracon Limited has been fined for safety breaches after a worker suffered head injuries after falling from a stepladder. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that the 57-year-old worker was cleaning the cant rail of a curtain side trailer that had just been manufactured. Whilst using stepladders positioned on top of the trailer to reach the work […]

Director sentenced for failing to comply with HSE enforcement notices

A director of a former car salvage company has been jailed for failing to comply with HSE enforcement notices served to protect the health and safety of workers in his workplace and visitors to the site. Newport Crown Court heard that between 2018 and 2021, Tahir Karim was in control of activities and persons working […]

Construction company fined for unsafe removal of asbestos

A construction company has been fined after disturbing asbestos and removing it without adequate precautions at a pub in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Salisbury Magistrates’ Court heard how, Robert Angell undertook work to remove asbestos-containing material while renovating the property. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the company was not licensed to carry […]

Engineering company fined after worker severed finger in machinery

Royston Lead Limited have been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker’s hand became trapped in a stamping machine. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that, the 21-year-old worker was feeding lead billets into a lead stamping machine when his hand became caught. The little finger on his right hand was cut to the bone and later […]