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Leeds takeaway fined £10k after worker burnt by hot oil

A takeaway has been fined £10,000 after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he was burnt by hot oil from a fryer. Yorkshire Fried Chicken, in Beeston, was prosecuted by Leeds City Council’s environmental health team. The worker spent four weeks in a burns unit and needed extensive skin grafts to the left side of […]

Basildon Borough Council prosecuted after wall collapse leaves six-year-old in intensive care

A six-year-old girl was seriously injured when a brick boundary wall, part-owned by Basildon Borough Council, collapsed onto her. A wall, which spanned the back of two houses in Fleetway, Vange, collapsed onto a six-year-old girl during a family barbeque, Basildon Crown Court was told. The girl sustained serious and life-threatening injuries and was placed […]

£400k fine after worker killed by overhead power line strike

A company has been fined after an employee was killed by an overhead power line strike. Luton Crown Court heard how Darren Waterman, a driver employed by Just Grab Services to unload material at Fillets Farm, Hunsdon, Hertforshire, was using the grab arm when it came into contact with an 11kv overhead power line (OHPL) […]

Company fined £224k for exposing workers to harmful chemicals

A chemical manufacturing company has today been fined after failing to manage the risk of exposure to chemicals harmful to health, resulting in workers being exposed to chemicals which caused long term damage to their skin. Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard how employees working with chemicals at Fine Organics Ltd (now trading as Lianhetec), Seals Sands, […]

£60k fine for distribution company after worker seriously injured on his first day

A distribution company based in Warrington has today been sentenced after an agency worker sustained serious, life-changing injuries whilst working in Cheltenham. Cheltenham Magistrate’s Court heard how a 27-year-old agency worker arrived at the Gloucester depot to begin his first day of work with the company as a multi-drop delivery driver. After a brief induction […]