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£134,000 fine for demolition company after two workers fall from excavator

A demolition contractor has been fined after two workers fell from an attachment on an excavator, resulting in serious injuries. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how Cheshire Demolition and Excavation Contractors Limited was demolishing a derelict nightclub in Alderley Edge, Cheshire. The two workers climbed into a pick bin and were lifted by an excavator. […]

£100,000 fine for construction firm after worker loses hand

A major construction and infrastructure firm, Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd, has been fined after a worker’s hand was severed. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how a worker was investigating whether a blockage had caused a hydraulic ram to stop working when the ram activated unexpectedly, severing the 27-year-old’s right hand at King’s Troop Artillery […]

Engineering company fined after apprentice left seriously-injured

An engineering company has been fined after an apprentice was seriously-injured by a lathe. Kilmarnock Sheriff Court heard how in Stewarton, Ayrshire, the safety interlocks of a CNC lathe were overridden to allow an apprentice to operate a machine with the doors open meaning he was exposed to dangerous moving parts. The apprentice was left […]

Kit form farm builder lands £100,000 fine for fatal fall

A construction firm which erects steel-framed agricultural buildings has been fined £100,000 after a worker fell 6.3 m from a roof and died.               The employee was installing roof sheets on a new agricultural building when they fell 6.3m. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that the […]

Fireplace installers sentenced for unregistered gas work

Two self-employed fireplace installers have been sentenced after carrying out unregistered gas work. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that Karl Welsh and James Allen installed new gas fires in three North West domestic properties, despite not being Gas Safe registered. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that substandard and in some […]