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£48k fine for Brighouse company after worker struck by falling object

Halifax Rack and Screw Cutting Co Ltd has been sentenced  for safety breaches after a worker was struck on the head and suffered temporary blindness and longer term vision problems. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how the worker was hit by a heavy object falling from racking. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found […]

£100k fine for Slug and Lettuce safety breaches

Stonegate Pub Company Ltd, the fourth largest managed pub company in the UK, has been prosecuted for health and safety breaches at the Slug and Lettuce in Colchester. The company has been fined £100,000, with costs of £3,792.28 and a £170 victim surcharge. Chelmsford Magistrates Court heard how an employee, who was preparing to unload […]

Scaffolding company sentenced after worker sustained life changing injuries

A scaffolding company from Poole in Dorset has been sentenced after a worker sustained serious, life changing injuries having fallen five metres through a skylight whilst at work. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how 49 year-old Paul Norris, was working for Solar Scaffold Services Limited to erect the scaffolding. Solar Scaffold Services Limited were contracted to […]

Council fined after worker suffers serious injuries to right arm

Darlington Borough Council has been sentenced after a self-employed labourer was injured when a pack of roof trusses fell on him.  Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court heard how a self-employed labourer was working for two self-employed bricklayers sub-contracted to Darlington Borough Council. He was walking past the front of the building plot at Allington Way, Darlington, […]

Quarry operator sentenced after worker severely injured

A quarry operator has been fined after they failed to keep fixed guards in place on moving machinery, causing serious injuries to an employee’s arm.   Telford Magistrates’ Court heard how a new employee of Tudor Griffiths Limited was injured on his first day working at the quarry. His arm got caught and dragged into the […]