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Sheetmetal fabrication company in court after worker’s finger crushed

A company specialising in manufacturing canopies and ventilation ducting has been fined after an employee’s hand was drawn into the rotating parts of a machine, resulting in serious injury. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how on, an apprentice of R Briggs Sheetmetal Fabrication Ltd, was instructed by another apprentice and a trainee on how to operate […]

Farming company fined after young worker injured

T Cook & Son (Farmers) Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a 17-year-old worker suffered crush injuries to his foot. Bridlington Magistrates’ Court heard that a concrete panel was dropped during a lifting operation involving a telehandler vehicle on a farm in Owstwick, Yorkshire. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) […]

Worker crushed between cherry picker and ceiling sustained life changing injuries

A Preston demolition company has been fined after the operator of an articulated boom type cherry picker became trapped between the vehicle platform rail and the roof of an industrial shed. Manchester Magistrates Court today heard how a worker contracted by Bradley Demolition Ltd was accessing the underside of the roof in Bredbury to remove […]

No safe system of work at construction site led to worker’s crush injuries

The director of a construction company has been sentenced after a sub-contractor suffered serious injuries when a stack of plasterboards fell on him at a construction site in Thames Ditton, Surrey. Brighton Magistrates’ Court heard that, sub-contractors were moving sheets of plasterboard weighing 32kg each from the ground floor to the second floor of a […]