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Council fined £100,000 for exposing workers to Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS)

Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how Dacorum Borough Council reported seven cases of HAVS between May 2015 and June 2016, due to the excessive use of power tools. The affected employees were all part of its grounds maintenance and street care team, looking after the public spaces in Hertfordshire. The HSE’s investigation found that the council had neither […]

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, […]