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Theme park fined £57,000 after worker loses four fingers and thumb

The operator of Twinlakes Family Theme Park at Melton Mowbray has been fined after one of its employees was badly injured whilst using a circular saw. Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard how the injured person was part of the maintenance team for the park. He was using a Wadkin circular saw. After cutting a piece of […]

Company fined £24k after scaffolding collapses onto a school

A scaffolding company  has been fined after scaffolding it had erected collapsed onto a neighbouring primary school. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard Swain Scaffolding Limited had erected scaffolding 7m high and 8m long at the gable end of a residential property in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan. On the date of the incident the scaffold collapsed landing […]

Two companies heavily fined after worker crushed during lifting operation

Two companies have been fined following the death of a 37-year-old worker, Andrew Bowes. Preston Crown Court heard how Mr Bowes, a metal fabricator employed by Larkin Eng Services Ltd, died while working at the company’s premises on Meeting Industrial Estate in Barrow in Furness. Larkin Eng Services Ltd had contracted Cumbria Design Scaffold Ltd […]

£80k fine for yarn company after worker suffered severe crush injuries

A West Yorkshire-based company has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered serious injuries whilst working on a spinning machine. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how a worker at Spectrum Yarns Ltd was changing worn aprons on a spinning machine and attempting to retrieve a suction pipe that had fallen back into the machine. […]