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Over £500k fine for manufacturing company after worker struck by forklift

G-Tekt Europe Manufacturing Limited, a company that manufactures metal pressings and sub-assemblies for the automotive industry, has been fined after a worker was struck by a forklift truck and suffered a serious brain injury. Newport Magistrates’ Court heard how, a worker needed to be placed in an induced coma after a forklift truck struck him […]

£56k fine after worker is entangled in an unguarded drive shaft

Woodworking company, Peter Ramsey & Sons (Denholme) Timber Ltd, has been fined after a worker became entangled in an unguarded drive shaft and suffered serious injuries. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that, the worker was working on an automated wood planer machine which is used to process large pieces of wood into different sizes ordered by […]

Cornish builder fined after extremely dangerous demolition

Bodmin builder Thomas Sturgess, has been sentenced after concerns over an unsafe demolition site were raised. Bodmin Magistrates’ Court heard that during December 2017, concerns were raised by members of the public about potentially dangerous demolition taking place in Webber Street, Falmouth. HSE received a number of photographs from concerned members of the public showing […]

MoD accepts Crown Censure over fatal diving incident

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been issued with a Crown Censure by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a military diver died during training. On 14 November 2018, 26-year-old Marine Benjamin McQueen was brought back to the surface after he became separated from other divers. He was sadly pronounced dead after CPR was […]

Broadcast October 2020

This month our Group HR Manager, Ben Crawford, covers what we know about the new Job Support Scheme and other initiatives the government has announced in order to protect jobs. Then Paul Kent, Senior Health & Safety Advisor, details which businesses should be using the Test and Trace service, and what the exemptions are. And […]