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£750,000 fines after floor layer fatally exposed to toxic substance

A supplier and a flooring company have both been sentenced following the death of a floor layer in London. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that 30-year-old Paul Tilcock was found deceased by the owner of a house in Mitcham, on the bathroom floor. The adhesive used to fix the flooring contained a large amount of toxic substance. […]

£120k fine for recycling company after safety failings led to worker being crushed to death

A Liverpool recycling company has been sentenced after one of their employees, Paul Andrews, was fatally crushed by falling plastic bales. What happened? Liverpool Crown Court heard how, waste plastic bales had been delivered to Centriforce Products Limited’s site at Derby Road, Liverpool and were stacked as free-standing columns in a yard. During the morning, […]

Insufficient guards and unstable table saws lead to employees’ amputations

A joinery company has been fined after two separate incidents that led to workers’ fingers being amputated. Reading Magistrates’ Court heard how employees of Flory Works Ltd were injured in two separate incidents involving cutting tools. One employee was injured while cutting timber on the blade of an unstable sliding table saw, and suffered amputations […]

No lock off procedure results in life changing crush injuries

A Devon based animal feed manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s hand was brutally crushed in a pellet press, leading to devastating, lifechanging injuries. Exeter Magistrates’ Court heard that 39-year old Ross Standen from South Molton was attempting to unblock a feed pellet press, which had been switched off, when the machine started up […]