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Construction company fined after worker suffered life changing injuries

Hovington Limited was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker was struck by a falling piece of plant machinery while working on a construction site in Rotherham. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that, groundworkers, including the injured person, were breaking out ground using a 13 tonne 360 excavator with a hydraulic breaker attached to an […]

Construction company fined after worker seriously injured by a mitre saw

A construction company has been fined after a worker’s hand was severed by an inadequately guarded mitre saw on a construction site in Bolney, Sussex. Lewes Magistrates’ Court heard that, a worker installing skirting board in a new build house was using a powered mitre saw to cut material to length. The guard of the […]

Construction company fined after excavation collapse

Harlands Builders Limited has been fined for safety breaches after a ground worker was trapped having entered a two-metre-deep excavation. Bridlington Magistrates’ Court heard that, the company was undertaking groundworks at West Farm Stone, Creek Sunk Island, East Riding. The worker had entered an excavation in order to measure the depth when part of it collapsed […]

Two construction companies fined after worker injured during lifting operation

Two construction companies have been fined after a worker was seriously injured when a part of an air conditioning plant fell on him while it was being lowered from a roof. Southwark Crown Court heard that three roofers had been working on Bromley High Street in London, finishing off a large roof refurbishment project. The […]

Road construction companies fined £2m after workers seriously injured

Two construction companies have been fined after a mobile elevated working platform (MEWP) with two workers inside was struck by a collapsing reinforcement cage during the construction of a road bypass. Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court heard that in the summer of 2015, to support the construction of the A556 bypass in Cheshire, work had […]