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Employees exposed to chemical spill had inadequate PPE, RPE and training

The fabrication division of Nasmyth Technologies Limited has been fined after four employees were exposed to hazardous substances that caused significant ill health and time off work as a result. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how, between 150 and 200 litres of a chemical preparation, that included hydrofluoric acid, spilled across a large area of the […]

£100k fine for manufacturer of plastic tubing after worker was seriously injured

Emtelle UK Limited, a manufacturer of plastic tubing and blown fibre tubing for telecoms and water piping, has been fined after an employee suffered serious injuries to his left hand when it came into contact with the exposed clamp of a socket machine. Jedburgh Sheriff Court heard how an employee was working on a socket […]

Facilities management company fined £200k after an employee was crushed

Facilities management company, Totally Local Company Ltd, has been fined after an employee suffered serious injuries when they were crushed between a ride-on-roller and shipping container during footpath improvement works. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how,  an employee of Totally Local Company Ltd was seriously injured when a ride-on roller, driven by another employee, reversed into […]

Flybe fined for lift shaft fall

Airline company Flybe has been fined £100,000 in connection with an employee’s fall into a lift shaft. An employee was moving a loaded lift trolley in the tool department of Hanger 2 at Exeter airport. Somehow during this task an employee fell to the bottom of a lift shaft, sustaining several broken bones. Following the incident, […]