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Builders merchant to pay out £37k after worker run over by forklift

A North Hykeham builders merchant was fined £33,000 after a loaded forklift struck an employee who was left with serious leg injuries. MKM Building Supplies (Lincoln) Ltd pleaded guilty at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on February 25 to failing in their duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees. The incident happened in […]

Repair and maintenance company fined after worker falls from height

A repair and maintenance company has been fined after an employee fell from two metres while working on a roof. Barkingside Magistrates’ Court heard how a roofer was working with a colleague to repair a leaky roof in Seaton Avenue, Felixstowe. There was no edge protection around the roof and access to the roof was […]

Lack of training and guarding leads to worker being injured by cutting saw

A manufacturing company has been fined after a worker’s hand was caught in machinery. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Contour Showers Ltd, Winsford, was trying to clear a blockage from a metal cutting saw, when the blade cut through the knuckle of his left index finger damaging the tendon and ligament, such […]

Building firm fined £900,000 after fatal wall collapse

A company has been fined £900,000 after the death of an employee who died from head injuries when a wall collapsed on a construction site at Lyme Regis. Bournemouth Crown Court heard how Thomas Telfer was working as a bricklayer employed by Capstone Building Ltd, when he was struck by falling masonry after a retaining […]

Worker suffers crush injuries after jumping into unguarded hopper

An Alness-based company has today been fined after an operative sustained severe injuries after falling 2-3 metres into a compactor chamber and a ram crushed his legs. Tain Sheriff Court heard how an employee was attempting to clear a blockage in a infeed hopper by use of a wooden bar, while the machine was in […]