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£27k fine for LA after swimmer contracts Legionnaire’s Disease from showers

Tendring District Council has been fined after a member of public contracted Legionnaires’ Disease having been a regular user of its leisure centre facilities. Colchester Magistrates’ Court heard how the member of public frequently used the showers at Walton Lifestyles when he fell seriously ill and was taken to hospital where he remained for 18 […]

Printing company employee suffers severe hand injuries due to inadequate guarding

A printing company has been fined after an employee suffered a crush injury whilst cleaning machinery. Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard how the employee was cleaning a rotating roller at a site in Kettering. The roller was on a production line that makes padded envelopes. The cloth the worker was using got caught and she was […]

Contracting firm fined after wagon driver fatally injured

A contracting firm has been fined after a driver died when his wagon overturned. Sheffield Crown Court heard how a tipper wagon driver was fatally injured when his wagon overturned while he was tipping spoil onto a stockpile. Sirius Remediation Ltd contractors were managing works which involved raising the ground levels on site by re-using […]

Director fined £30k after workers narrowly escape roof collapse

A director of a construction firm has been fined £30,000 after three roofers narrowly escaped the partial collapse of a roof. Jason Lycett, a director of Brooke Ren, was found guilty of breaching s 37(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court over the incident, which took place on a […]