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£33k fine after lack of guarding led to worker’s severe crush injuries

Aggregate company MJB Excavations and Plant Hire Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered crush injuries to his arm. Leeds Magistrates court heard how, Josh Mathieson, 22, was operating an EXTEC 5000 turbo screen 3-way split machine on North Dean Business Park, Halifax, West Yorkshire, when his arm became trapped between […]

Non-Gas Safe Registered fitter jailed for repeat offences

A self-employed gas fitter has been jailed after he carried out unsafe gas work while falsely pretending to be Gas Safe registered. Marc Murrie misled homeowners on several occasions by claiming to be Gas Safe registered when he was not. Sheffield Crown Court heard how, Mr Murrie carried out gas work in two properties in […]

Six months imprisonment for builder after timber falls from hoist onto 3 year old

A self-employed builder has been given a suspended jail sentence after a three-year-old girl suffered severe head injuries when a length of timber fell on her whilst being hoisted up the outside of a scaffold. Brighton Magistrates’ Court heard how, the girl, and her mother, who was pushing her daughter in a buggy, were walking […]

£193k fine for company and director for unsafe removal of asbestos

A construction company and its director have been fined after failing to ensure the safe removal of asbestos during demolition work. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how Sherwood Homes Limited was the client responsible for the demolition of Crowton Mill in Northwich. Peter Kiely was a director of the company when the results of an […]

Inadequate training and risk assessments lead to worker being crushed

A Warrington engineering fabrication company has been sentenced after a worker suffered severe crush injuries when a metal frame he was moving toppled from a fork lift truck. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how, the employee of J L Engineering (Rixton) Ltd, together with another worker, was moving a trestle frame using a fork lift truck […]