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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 […]

Engineering company fined after apprentice injured on bending machine

An engineering company has been fined after an apprentice suffered serious hand injuries when he was drawn into machinery. Cannock Magistrates’ Court heard how the 19-year-old apprentice was forming a piece of sheet metal into a radius using a three-roll bending machine. He was wearing gloves when his hand was drawn in by the in-running […]